Long Distance Record Attempts
|Appalachian Trail Speed Record|
|On May 10th, 1999 Pete Palmer, a 46 year old ultrarunner from Connecticut started his attempt to break the AT Speed Record. We followed his progress.|
Starting on May 9, 1998 two individuals attempted to break David's record, of 52 days, 9 hours, and 41 minutes, for covering the entire length of the Appalachian Trail. We followed their progress throughout the summer. The first person to start was Andrew Thompson. His starting date was May 9th. Sam Swisher-McClure started on June 5th. We have included links below that will give some information about each person, their crews, and their progress along the way.
David has been in contact with both individuals and they have agreed to provide us with information about their progress. We hope that all will find this interesting. As you might expect David has mixed feelings about these attempts. He certainly understands that his record could be broken by one or both of these men. He has given each advice and encouragement just like he received before his attempt. He certainly hopes both will finish. Does he hope they break his record? What do you think?