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    Default BC grad breaks Appalachian Trail record with final push of 37 sleepless hours - The B


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    BC grad breaks Appalachian Trail record with final push of 37 sleepless hours
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    There is no official sanctioning body for Appalachian Trail records. Along the way, said McConaughy, 26, he saw 16 bears as well as four rattlesnakes, which blend into the landscape and can be hard to spot. “I almost stepped on a few,” he said. He was ...



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    Default Sprint to the finish yields a new Appalachian Trail record - Washington Post


    Sprint to the finish yields a new Appalachian Trail record
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    MILLINOCKET, Maine — A former Boston College cross-country runner has traversed the 2,190-mile (3,524-kilometer) Appalachian Trail in record time after a sleepless, 37-hour sprint to the top of Maine's Mount Katahdin. Joe McConaughy, known on the ...

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    Photos: Scenes from the record-setting Appalachian Trail trek
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    Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff. Joe McConaughy picked his way through the rocks as he ran toward the summit of Mount Katahdin. According to McConaughy, he hiked the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail in an unofficial fastest known time of 45 days, 11 hours, ...



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    Default Sprint to the finish yields a new Appalachian Trail record - Minneapolis Star Tribune


    Sprint to the finish yields a new Appalachian Trail record
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    MILLINOCKET, Maine — A former Boston College cross-country runner has traversed the 2,190-mile (3,524-kilometer) Appalachian Trail in record time after a sleepless, 37-hour sprint to the top of Maine's Mount Katahdin. Joe McConaughy, known on the ...

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    Default Former Boston College Runner Completes Appalachian Trail In Record Time - WBUR


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    Former Boston College Runner Completes Appalachian Trail In Record Time
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    A former Boston College cross-country runner has traversed the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail in record time after a sleepless, 37-hour sprint to the top of Maine's Mount Katahdin. Joe McConaughy, known on the trail as "Stringbean," reached the mountain ...
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    Default Speed-hiker covers Appalachian Trail in record time - Press Herald


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    Speed-hiker covers Appalachian Trail in record time
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    MILLINOCKET — A former Boston College cross-country runner has traversed the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail in record time after a sleepless, 37-hour sprint to the top of Maine's Mount Katahdin. Joe McConaughy, known on the trail as “Stringbean ...

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    MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — A former Boston College cross-country runner has traversed the 2,190-mile (3,524-kilometer) Appalachian Trail in record time after a sleepless, 37-hour sprint to the top of Maine's Mount Katahdin. Joe McConaughy, known on ...



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    Default Sprint to the finish yields a new Appalachian Trail record - WTOP


    Sprint to the finish yields a new Appalachian Trail record
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    MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — A former Boston College cross-country runner has traversed the 2,190-mile (3,524-kilometer) Appalachian Trail in record time after a sleepless, 37-hour sprint to the top of Maine's Mount Katahdin. Joe McConaughy, known on ...



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    Default Speed-hiker covers Appalachian Trail in record time - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sent


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    Speed-hiker covers Appalachian Trail in record time
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    MILLINOCKET — A former Boston College cross-country runner has traversed the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail in record time after a sleepless, 37-hour sprint to the top of Maine's Mount Katahdin. Joe McConaughy, known on the trail as “Stringbean ...



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    Default Sprint to the finish yields a new Appalachian Trail record | WGME - WGME


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    Sprint to the finish yields a new Appalachian Trail record | WGME
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    MILLINOCKET (AP) -- A former Boston College cross-country runner has traversed the 2,190-mile (3,524-kilometer) Appalachian Trail in record time after a ...
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    Default With a 25-pound pack, Joe McConaughy breaks Appalachian Trail speed record - Washingt


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    With a 25-pound pack, Joe McConaughy breaks Appalachian Trail speed record
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    Eight months ago, when he started getting the urge to speed-hike the Appalachian Trail, “I really wanted to go for it,” McConaughy said. “I believe in myself a lot, and it definitely really humbled me and made me appreciative of the terrain,” he said ...
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    Default With a 25-pound pack, Joe McConaughy breaks Appalachian Trail speed record - Bangor D


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    With a 25-pound pack, Joe McConaughy breaks Appalachian Trail speed record
    Bangor Daily News
    Eight months ago, when he started getting the urge to speed-hike the Appalachian Trail, “I really wanted to go for it,” McConaughy said. “I believe in myself a lot, and it definitely really humbled me and made me appreciative of the terrain,” he said ...



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    Default With a 25-pound pack, Joe McConaughy breaks Appalachian Trail speed record - The Denv


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    With a 25-pound pack, Joe McConaughy breaks Appalachian Trail speed record
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    Eight months ago, when he started getting the urge to speed-hike the Appalachian Trail, “I really wanted to go for it,” McConaughy said. “I believe in myself a lot, and it definitely really humbled me and made me appreciative of the terrain,” he said ...
    Seattle native breaks Appalachian Trail unassisted speed hiking record by 10 hoursThe Spokesman-Review (blog)

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    Default Ultrarunner Smashes Appalachian Trail Record - Newser


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    Ultrarunner Smashes Appalachian Trail Record
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    (Newser) – After making the final sprint up Maine's Mount Katahdin in 37 sleepless, rain-soaked hours, Joe McConaughy now boasts the record for fastest time to complete the Appalachian Trail. McConaughy averaged about 48 miles per day to complete the ...
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    25lb pack? Seems pretty darn heavy for an extreme mileage hiker. Major props on the accomplishment (I can't even put my brain around it TBH) but I'm curious to hear what the heck he was carrying!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayne View Post
    25lb pack? Seems pretty darn heavy for an extreme mileage hiker. Major props on the accomplishment (I can't even put my brain around it TBH) but I'm curious to hear what the heck he was carrying!
    At 8k to 10k of calories a day, I'm betting food. Along with the proper footwear, fuel is the most important "gear". I would be curious to know how much the pack weighs once he's eaten all his food. Though if he weighed ten pounds more and his pack was ten pounds less he'd still be carrying the same weight.

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