appalachian trail world record

Appalachian Trail World Record


I’ve been invited to help pace “Karel Sabbe” on his Guiness world record attempt for the fastest known time (FKT) on the Appalachian Trail in America. The Appalachian Trail (AT) crosses 14 states and is just under 2200 miles long. 

I got here 8 days ago and have been running upto 35 miles each day with Karel, keeping him company and enjoying the trails here in America. I met Karel at “Marathon Des Sables” back in 2015, we got on well together and had similar interests.

After a long day (6 hours) on the trail today we are staying at a hostel called the “Bears Den”, I guess it has this name because all the wild bears in the area.  The price was $30.00 for a room plus dinner which was a pizza, Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and a soda (1800 cals).