The Appalachian Trail is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world at approximately 2,184 miles.
One of the most notorious trails in the United States, the AT passes through 14 states from Maine to Georgia with 515,000 feet of elevation change.
On May 27 at 5:56 am, Scott set off to become the fastest person to finish a supported thru-hike. It is recommended fore people to devote five to seven months to attempt a thru-hike and of the 2,500 people who started a thru-hike attempt, only 729 successfully finished. Scott, on the other hand, aimed to conquer the trail in only 46 days.
After averaging 50 miles a day, Scott crested the summit of Mount Katahdin in Maine on July 12th, successfully breaking the previously held record by 3hrs.