Scott Jurek’s 2015 speed record on the Appalachian Trail was an extraordinary feat but there’s more to the story than superhuman speed. In July 2015, he completed the 2,189-mile route from Georgia to Maine in 46 days, 8 hours and 7 minutes, starting at Springer Mountain and ending by climbing Mt. Katahdin. In just under 7 weeks, he ran what takes most other hikers about 6 months. Scott crossed 14 different states, and gained and lost elevation equivalent to climbing Mt. Everest an astonishing 16 times.
In his own words, Scott calls running “the vehicle I have used to explore my potential and a tool I use to better understand the world around me." Scott’s only human. But his story shows that being human is more than enough to do extraordinary things.