28 Sep '15, 6pm

There's a new unsupported record for the Appalachian Trail

There's a new unsupported record for the Appalachian Trail

Thru-Hiker Sets New Unsupported Record for Appalachian Trail Heather Anderson bested the previous record by four days Courtesy of Heather Anderson There is another new speed record on the Appalachian Trail (AT). Last Thursday, September 24, Heather “Anish” Anderson, of Washington State, completed the roughly 2,180-mile trail from Maine to Georgia in 54 days 7 hours 48 minutes. (Anderson left the AT's northern terminus August 1.) This summer, Scott Jurek made headlines for covering the AT in just over 46 days , fully supported, setting a new overall record by about three hours. Anderson, a 34-year-old personal trainer, accomplished her feat unsupported: no van, no crew, no help, period. Anderson’s time was 4 days 1 hour 52 minutes faster than the previous unsupported (or self-supported) record, set in 2013 by Matt Kirk, according to the Fastest Known Time website “I enjoy t...

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