46 days - 2,189 miles


Scott’s accomplishments have taken the running world by storm—but maybe none have been more engaging than his Appalachian Trail thru-hike speed record, where he averaged nearly 50 miles a day over 46 days.


At 2,189 miles, the Appalachian Trail is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world.

On May 27 at 5:56 am, Scott set off on a personal journey to complete one of the most iconic National Scenic Trails, the AT. One of the most beloved trails in the United States, the AT weaves through 14 states from Georgia to Maine with over 515,000 feet of ascent. While it is recommended that one devote five to seven months for a thru-hike attempt, Scott set out to compete the trail in only forty-six days.

Accompanied by Jenny, his wife, he became the fastest person to finish a supported thru-hike of the AT after averaging 50 miles a day. Along the way, he shared many miles with inspiring hikers and runners, overcame injuries, and discovered a new level of possibility in the pursuit of his lifelong dream.