Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Ultrarunner Karl Meltzer's adventure across the Appalachian Trail that began in mid-August ended 2 days ago. His attempt to break the thru-hike record was met with challenge upon challenge: A bout with Trench Foot sent him to a hospital for examination and medical care, and painful achilles tendonitis made his every step excruciating as he ran and hiked some of the most beautiful and technical trails this country has to offer.

Karl reached the finish on September 29th after 54 days, 21 hours, and 12 minutes of relentless forward motion.

Way to do it, Karl!


aartilla the fun said...

oh. my. god.
that photo of "trench foot" is DISGUSTING.

fatozzig said...

Yuck! It is disgusting! Congrats to him, though! What perseverance.

rustyboy said...

Yeah, that trench foot shot is pretty nasty. Maybe I'll put a warning up in the post.