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Watch Fastest Known Time Hike of Appalachian Trail

Stringbean tells the story of ultrarunner Joe McConaughy as he attempts to break the speed record on the Appalachian Trail. It takes most hikers five to six months to complete the 2,190-mile-long trail, but in the summer of 2017, Joe set out to hike it in 45 days.

This short documentary offers a raw look at life on the trail from Joe’s perspective, as he tries to hike 50 miles a day for 45 consecutive days on America’s most iconic long trail.