UD athlete Scott Jurek continues his mission of breaking the FKT on the Appalachian Trail. Averaging over 50 miles per day, Scott is advancing ahead of record pace to the northern terminus of the AT at Mt. Katahdin in Maine.
Last week, Scott passed through Connecticut and Massachusetts. He passed over the highest point in Massachusetts on June 28th, Mt. Greylock, at 3491’. He is now about to reach Vermont. The Vermont sections of the AT are known to be very muddy this time of year.
Scott gives an abundance of credit to his wife, Jenny, as well as his crew who are taking care of him, in reality, for 24 hours a day. Between food, logistics, aid, media, and administrative work, Jenny and the crew are doing an equivalent volume of work compared to Scott. There are running clothes to be washed and Body Bottles to be filled. They are awake before he is, and asleep after him. They work in rain and shine, night and day, ensuring that the journey moves as flawlessly as possible.
The weather during his approach to Vermont has been typical; lots of rain and storms. Scott had to navigate downed trees due to a severe thunderstorm earlier this week. These obstacles were accompanied by the occasional porcupine sighting.
Nonetheless, Scott’s persistence is carrying him forward to Katahdin, and we can’t wait to see the result of his relentless hard work. Be sure to keep up with the latest updates and news on Scott’s Facebook page.
-The UD Team
Finish strong, Scott!
This is awesome. You really do inspire people Scott. Especially big dudes like me who need inspiring.
I’m keeping track of you every day and look forward to all the updates. You look marvelous out there, kiddo. You’ve sprouted wings on your feet once again. Big hugs and much love to you and all who are supporting you, Shannon
Go, Scott, go! I hope you have better weather to finish this baby off. Inspiring stuff!
Go Scott! We are wishing you well and following your progress from way down in GA where you started!
Always, always, always inspiring to hear about Scott Jurek! You can do it, Scott.
Scott, enjoy the process and know that you are inspiring lots of people who love the outdoors as much as you do!
What an achievement. Way to keep it going Scott. Impressive. You’ve got this.
I am pulling for you to break the record!
Scott I wish you ALOT of luck & KNOW you can do it!
I have ALWAYS wanted to do that ENTIRE trail and plan to do SOME July 4th weekend. You are VERY inspiring to me and ALWAYS was. The farthest I only went was a few 1oo mile races years ago.
But with dedication and a positive attitude I strongly believe we can do anything we set our minds to.
Lots of luck.
You are a true inspiration, Scott! Sometimes you just do things. 🙂
Best of luck Scott! Keep crushing it!
Way to go, Scott! You are such an inspiration and we all look forward to cheering you as you set the new record!