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Ultramarathoner Sets Appalachian Trail Record

Scott Jurek overcame an injury, sleep deprivation and steep terrain to complete a 2,189-mile run along the Appalachian Trail in 46 days and 8 hours.

Published On 07/21/2015
12:00 PM EDT
Ultramarathoners endure excruciatingly long runs over all manner of terrain. Shown is a mountain marathon in Switzerland. | Ashley Cooper/Corbis
Ultramarathoners endure excruciatingly long runs over all manner of terrain. Shown is a mountain marathon in Switzerland. | Ashley Cooper/Corbis