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    Amazing accomplishment!

    Amazing accomplishment!
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    Wow, Karel Saabe is on pace to crush the AT speed...

    Wow, Karel Saabe is on pace to crush the AT speed record.

    Very impressive, besting some real ultra legends.

    This guy is 28 years old.

    I wonder how elite ultra runners like Jurek and...
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    I met Deldoc on my 2002 thru hike leaving Boiling...

    I met Deldoc on my 2002 thru hike leaving Boiling Springs. He was wearing that giant GPS backpack. That seemed like amazing technology back then.

    Excellent breakdown Map Man!!! Good stuff.
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    RIP Uncle Johnny. He is a legend of the trail...

    RIP Uncle Johnny.
    He is a legend of the trail indeed.
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    There are a large number of black bear...

    There are a large number of black bear concentrated in the north west corner of NJ (north of route 80 and west of route 287)

    Many blame this in the high availability of garbage as a food source...
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    409 black bears were killed in NJ in the 2017...

    409 black bears were killed in NJ in the 2017 bear hunts.

    In the past 8 years more than 3,200 bears have been killed.

    If you have hiked through NJ and haven't seen any bears in the past few...
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    From his instagram account... ...

    From his instagram account...



    thestring.beanBeginning of day 42: E end of Mahoosuc Notch (1918.6) to Spruce Mtn (1960.5). 16:04/42.6. 232.5 miles remaining. There's a lot to talk about here....
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    Any recent updates on Joe McConaughy? he should...

    Any recent updates on Joe McConaughy? he should be somewhere in the whites right now, it'll be interesting to see how he fares over this section.
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    Just do it. Afterwards... You might regret not...

    Just do it.
    Afterwards...
    You might regret not doing it.
    You won't regret doing it.

    Four reasons to do it.
    1) It is easier for someone to drop you off.
    2) You can weigh your pack at the...
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    25% has been used in citing the number of...

    25% has been used in citing the number of thru-hikers that drop at Neels Gap, just 31.7 miles from springer.

    While I would guess this number is greatly exaggerated, this has to be the #1 place...
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    Congrats to Karl. Nice Job. 45 days 22 hours...

    Congrats to Karl. Nice Job.

    45 days 22 hours 38 mins

    That is 9 hours and 29 minutes off the record.

    These attempts are getting closer and closer.
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    Correct, that is unsupported.

    Correct, that is unsupported.
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    Jurek's record is mighty impressive and it would...

    Jurek's record is mighty impressive and it would take a PERFECT hike to beat his time.
    That's the silver lining for Scott, even if Karl beats his overall time, Jurek still has the NOBO record.

    On...
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    1. Heather "Anish" Anderson 54 days 7 hours 48...

    1. Heather "Anish" Anderson 54 days 7 hours 48 minutes (2015) ~42 miles/day
    2. Matt Kirk 58 days 9 hours 40 minutes (2013)
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    The supported record is held by Scott Jurek: 46...

    The supported record is held by Scott Jurek: 46 days 8 hours 7 minutes (2015) [NOBO]
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    Absolutely, and it sounds like Karl did exactly...

    Absolutely, and it sounds like Karl did exactly this and departed at 5am.

    So what day did Karl start? Aug 3rd or 4th?
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    I think the odd start times are mostly due to the...

    I think the odd start times are mostly due to the fact that getting to the beginning of the trail isn't as easy as getting out of your car.

    On Katahdin especially, I could see getting up there,...
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    The northern part of the trail is significantly...

    The northern part of the trail is significantly harder than the south.
    A better comparison would be with Jenn Pharr-Davis' southbound hike, which is only a few hours slower than Jurek's hike.
    After...
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    There was just a facebook post with a picture of...

    There was just a facebook post with a picture of mileage per day for Karl through day 25. I think this is what we've been waiting for?!?
    Let the charts/graphs/analysis begin!

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    At the end of day 8 JPD was at Mt. Washington,...

    At the end of day 8 JPD was at Mt. Washington, 332 miles.

    This is the Daily log for Jennifer Pharr-Davis 2011 AT record hike (supported):

    Day 1 (June 15): Katahdin to Jo Mary Road -- 56 miles...
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    Nice Chair-man, I totally missed that on the...

    Nice Chair-man, I totally missed that on the site. Passing the popcorn.
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    Karl just posted on Facebook and updated his...

    Karl just posted on Facebook and updated his site.
    "One week down on the trail and less than 2,000 miles remain. The running is good and the bacon is even better...follow along at redbull.com/atrun"...
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    I went to the site this morning. There isn't...

    I went to the site this morning. There isn't much going on there in terms of how his hike is going, details on mileage per day, etc.
    Selfishly, this isn't very much fun to follow so far, no popcorn...
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    Interesting, so possible he started on the 3rd...

    Interesting, so possible he started on the 3rd and this is his 6th day out?!
    I wish they were doing live updates.
    He could be out of Maine today or tomorrow already.
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    So, did he start his hike yet or was he just...

    So, did he start his hike yet or was he just scoping out the trail? This would be the first confirmation that he started...though I was under the impression that real time tracking was in the works.
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