Karl Meltzer breaks the Appalachian Trail Speed Record!

Karl Meltzer just completed the 2,190 mile Appalachian Trail in record time, 45 days, 22 hours, 38 minutes, beating Scott Jurek's 2015 record by 9 hours 30 minutes! Congratulations to Karl and his team! Check out some of the notes and stats from his 45 days on the trail, click here!

Hanging with Karl before the crowd arrived at Bear Mountain, New York, awaiting Scott Jurek to arrive during his 2015 AT record breaking attempt! 

Hanging with Karl before the crowd arrived at Bear Mountain, New York, awaiting Scott Jurek to arrive during his 2015 AT record breaking attempt! 

Notable Appalachian Records

  • 2015 - Heather Anderson, unsupported - 54 days, 7 hours, 48 minutes (Maine to Georgia).
  • 2011 - Jennifer Phar Davis 46 days, supported, 11 hours, 20 minutes (Maine to Georgia).
  • 2005 - Andrew Thompson, supported, 47 days, 12 hours, 31 minutes (Maine to Georgia).
  • 1999 - Pete Palmer 48 days, 20 hours, 11 minutes (Maine to Georgia).
  • 1991 - David Horton 52 days, 9 hours, 42 minutes (Maine to Georgia).
  • 2013 - Matt Kirk fasted unsupported thru hike style 58 days, 9 hours, 38 min. (Maine to Georgia).
  • 1993 - Jenny Jardine & her Husband, 87 days.
  • 1955, 60 & 63 - Emma "Grandma" Gatewood, she was 67, 69 & 75 years old on her final hike of the AT that she completed in sections.

If you were to attempt the AT, where would you start your adventure from - South (Springer Mountain, GA) or North (Mount Katahdin, ME)?

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