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    Default Scott Jurek back for SOBO FKT Started August 4

    From irunfar.com: According to his support crew, Jurek began from the trailís northern terminus on Wednesday, August 4, at 7:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. At the time of this publishing on Sunday, August 8, heís on day five and on pace.

    https://www.irunfar.com/scott-jurek-...il-fkt-attempt

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    Gates don't open til 6AM. Wonder how he got to Baxter Peak by 7:30?
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    Reservations at the park and sleep in it the night before. makes for a better nights sleep before the start and you are on the trail before the day crowds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdljr View Post
    Reservations at the park and sleep in it the night before. makes for a better nights sleep before the start and you are on the trail before the day crowds.
    Darn clever if you ax me.
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    I camped in the backpacker shelter and started up at 5:30 AM.

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    I like Scott but maybe this time he can save the champagne for later?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogwood View Post
    I like Scott but maybe this time he can save the champagne for later?
    Just a guess, but champagne and a celebration won't be quite as problematic at Springer.
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    And honestly, I have serious doubts that anybody in his close circle would have forgotten how that played out. It was a mistake, and one they seemed to acknowledge pretty quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogwood View Post
    I like Scott but maybe this time he can save the champagne for later?
    And the topic was discussed in such detail that it ended up closed so enough on that old business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJ aka Teej View Post
    Gates don't open til 6AM. Wonder how he got to Baxter Peak by 7:30?
    Maybe he stayed overnight at Chimney Pond and took the Saddle Trail to the summit at first light and then started the thru going down the Hunt Trail/AT? It's about 2 1/4 miles from Chimney Pond to Baxter Peak via the Saddle - with a lot of elevation gain (2350 ft). Most of us mortals can't do it in 1 1/2 hours but I would think Jurek could easily do so.
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    I think Karel Sabbe’s record is untouchable so Jurek’s trying for the Southbound one.

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    Folks routinely climb to Baxter peak from Chimney Pond for sunrise. As long as ranger is informed in advance they are pretty flexible if in their opinion the party is competent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k2basecamp View Post
    I think Karel Sabbe’s record is untouchable so Jurek’s trying for the Southbound one.
    It will be interesting to see how hard he's willing to push to chase Karel. It's an obscenely fast time. Someday it will be broken, but it's hard not to imagine it being on the boards for a while.

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    Tracking available here: https://somewear.co/app/tracking
    From RW article, SJ shooting for 40 days:
    https://www.runnersworld.com/news/a3...ecord-attempt/

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    Thanks Matt!

    Any new FKT plans on your end?

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    Two really short days (for him) if the tracking is correct.
    Sunday Aug 8: ME4 to ME17, 13.1 miles.
    Monday Aug 9: ME17 to South Arm Road, 13.3 miles

    Wonder if there is an injury or if the tracking data is off?
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    You're right, it looks like he's really slowed down before reaching the Mahoosucs. I wonder what happened? If not injured I wonder if he'll restart and try again...?

    Quote Originally Posted by CalebJ View Post
    Any new FKT plans on your end?
    With two little kids, I've had to tap the brakes on FKT ambitions. Seeing Scott out there in his late 40s with two little kids is definitely an inspiration. Not sure I could get the pass for something like this though, haha!

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    Bad timing again. It's been wicked hot, humid and rainy and the smoke from the wildfires making it's way here regularly is resulting in bad air quality.
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    I wonder why it's not on FKT's website? If he does get the FKT, will he submit it there as well? Is there some kind of "bad blood?"
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