Watch: Stringbean—The Appalachian Trail in Record Time

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“It’s going to be tough today. It’s gonna be hard. I’m gonna fall, I’m gonna have big climbs, I’m gonna have rough trail, I’m gonna have low energy, I’m gonna be dehydrated, I’m gonna be not excited, I’m gonna need to cover a ton of ground, I’m gonna feel behind schedule… And I’m gonna love it. This is the part where you gotta lose your mind a little bit.”

Joe McConaughy, AKA “Stringbean” speaks to himself and his camera as he heads into the last several hours of his unsupported FKT attempt of the Appalachian Trail. Watch the rest of his story unfold.

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