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Woman Treks The Appalachian In Record 46 Days


Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

People sometimes spend six months hiking the Appalachian Trail, but Jennifer Pharr Davis walked the whole thing in record time. She traveled a path from Maine to Georgia and she did it in just under 46 1/2 days. That beats the old record by a day. She walked more than 2,000 miles, about 47 miles per day. We do not know what motivates a hiker to move so swiftly, but we do know she spotted 36 bears.

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