Speed-hiker covers Appalachian Trail in record time

Posted by: PPH on Sun Sep 3rd, 2017 6:34 am
Speed-hiker covers Appalachian Trail in record timeJoe McConaughy finishes the trek without outside help in 45 and a half days, averaging 48 miles dailyMILLINOCKET — A former Boston College cross-country runner has traversed the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail in record time after a sleepless, 37-hour sprint to the top of Maine’s Mount Katahdin.Joe McConaughy, known on the trail as “Stringbean,” reached the mountain summit Thursday, finishing his trek in 45 days, 12 hours, 15 minutes. He averaged about 48 miles daily.The 26-year-old told The Boston Globe that he loves running, hiking, the outdoors “and pushing myself.”http://www.pressherald.com/2017/09/02/f ... ed-record/