Video: Great Smokies Park Ranger Sets Record For Running A.T. Through the Park

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While Jennifer Pharr Davis garnered much attention for setting a speed record for thru-hiking the entire Appalachian National Scenic Trail, even before she took her first step a ranger at Great Smoky Mountains National Park set a record for covering the entire A.T. in the Smokies.

It took Ranger Dave Worth just 14 hours, 50 minutes, and 22 seconds to cover the 71.4 miles of A.T. in the park when he set out on his trek back in May, starting at Fontana Dam and finishing at Davenport Gap.

You can read his synopsis of his run, and see his time splits for various geographic locations on the trail as it winds through the park, on his blog, Running in the Back of Beyond.

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