Records are made to be broken. And, what better example of a walking/hiking feat than to top the time record to hike the Appalachian Trail. Belgian dentist Karel Sabbe now holds the Appalachian Trail (AT) speed record for with a supported hike of 41 days, 7 hours, 39 minutes.
Karel Sabbe crossed the trailhead at Mt. Katahdin in August, completing the 2,189-mile AT faster than anyone before him.The previous record of 45 days, 12 hours, 15 minutes, set by Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy in 2017, still stands as the self-supported AT record.