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    Default Unsupported Thru Hike Record Attempt

    I just got notice through my Club's website that a 55 year old Israeli ultra-marathoner will make an attempt at the unsupported thru hike record in 2010. He will start early May and finish around July 4th. His trail name will be 'Galilee Man'.
    • His first day will take him to Neel's Gap.
    • He will be through the Smokies at the end of day 6.
    • His short days are 19 into Damascus (which is pretty easy), 9 into Harpers Ferry and 15 to Katahdin. All other days are 25+.
    He is a teacher and father of three. I wish him the best of luck.
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    he's gotta average 36 miles per day

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    here we go again so lets get it on!! may seems like a good time to start if your going to try for the record. the weather in the south should be warm enough to carry minimal gear for the attempt.i wish him the best of luck but we all know what usually hapens when attempted.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    he's gotta average 36 miles per day
    he'll need to average 41 miles per day for 5 days after neel gap to davenport gap

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Fever View Post
    I just got notice through my Club's website that a 55 year old Israeli ultra-marathoner will make an attempt at the unsupported thru hike record in 2010. He will start early May and finish around July 4th. His trail name will be 'Galilee Man'.
    • His first day will take him to Neel's Gap.
    • He will be through the Smokies at the end of day 6.
    • His short days are 19 into Damascus (which is pretty easy), 9 into Harpers Ferry and 15 to Katahdin. All other days are 25+.
    He is a teacher and father of three. I wish him the best of luck.
    Probably this guy http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?t=53426

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    ............ahhh, shades of Roger Bannister..........

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    fake.not real. the opposite of truth. wanna be. scam. monkey play.hearsay. ney. hootchtalk.


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    short day into damascus and harpers? why. those are not the days to go short!
    and his short days better be in the 25+ range not his avg. days
    36 miles per day.

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    trudat. this aint a speed attempt. he just posted his dates hopefully.its all hype.
    matthewski

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    Is there a link for this announcement by any chance? One of my closest friends is an Israeli and an avid outdoors person. I think he'd get a kick out of it.
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    only 9 miles into harpers? he must want his photo taken real bad!
    i'd blow right past harpers!
    im sure he wants to see the HQTRS and all,but he needs to worry more about daily milage! id like to see you hike the trail once before trying for the record? speedgoats next run will be cool to follow!

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    I'm tired of seeing so many of these just thrown out there and never heard from again. If this guy's going to go for it, he should have some method for interested people to watch his progress online. I'd like to know how it goes. I'd like to know how often these extremely ambitious types can hold to their schedule. I'd like to know if he makes it.

    Whatever happened to that zealot from the desert that was going to hike the whole thing in 30 days? Did he get past day one? Did he get to day one? So many questions.

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    Pulling for him, although I don't count that as a Thru-Hike. I wish my body would allow me to do such things!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Saint View Post
    Pulling for him, although I don't count that as a Thru-Hike.
    why not?......

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Saint View Post
    Pulling for him, although I don't count that as a Thru-Hike. ...
    Consult the rulebook.............. it will count as a thru hike. See below.

    The ATC defines a "2,000-miler" as anyone who has hiked the entire Trail between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Katahdin in Maine. They don't consider issues such as the sequence, direction, speed or whether one carries a pack. They also expect persons applying for inclusion in our 2,000-miler records have made an honest effort to walk the entire Trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spokes View Post
    Consult the rulebook..............
    The rule book is Hike My Hike: Damn it! of course...

    …. the hiker who HMHDI recognizes that there is only one, true, correct and absolute way
    to hike. Any other way of hiking is just not enjoyable and is therefore wrong. Remember, different from
    my way is bad. Different from my way is incorrect. Different from my way is not enjoyable. HIKE MY
    HIKE – DAMN IT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrumbSnatcher View Post
    only 9 miles into harpers? he must want his photo taken real bad!
    i'd blow right past harpers!
    im sure he wants to see the HQTRS and all,but he needs to worry more about daily milage! id like to see you hike the trail once before trying for the record? speedgoats next run will be cool to follow!
    No link. It was an email. The thread linked above is him. You could PM him or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Fever View Post
    No link. It was an email. The thread linked above is him. You could PM him or something.
    if he wanted any help, suggestions or idea's, he would ask. i wish him well on his journey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    he's gotta average 36 miles per day
    It's an unsupported thru-hike attempt, much like Jennifer Farr planned on doing. . Who holds the record for that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Saint View Post
    Pulling for him, although I don't count that as a Thru-Hike. I wish my body would allow me to do such things!
    Why, it's unsupported, he'll be doing his own resupply, not needing help from the outside. I don't think he plans on breaking Trail Dog's supported record.

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