Backpacker Radio 37 | Jenny & Scott Jurek on the Appalachian Trail Speed Record, Parenting, and What’s Next

In 2015, Scott Jurek was the most talked about person on the Appalachian Trail, even the hiking community at large. As soon as the legendary ultrarunner announced that he was bringing his talents to Appalachia, a flurry of fanfare and press followed suit. Though his record has been broken a pair of times since, the swell of attention has yet to be matched. Today Jabba and I sit down with Scott Jurek and his wife, and head crew member, Jenny Jurek, to learn about all this FKT, what the undertaking was like from each of their perspectives, how it’s prepared them for parenthood, their new book “North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail“, and much more. We also get an introduction to our newest Thru-Hiker of the Week, “Sochi”, who’s attempting to become the first amputee to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail.

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