When Joe McConaughy, aka Stringbean, set the fastest known time for a self-supported trek in September 2017, he did so in 45 days, 12 hours, and … I work as an ultrarunning coach and Andrew’s Program Manager for both his guided trips and the online planning course. That’s an average of about 48 miles per day on the rugged AT, people! The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) considers every hiker that completes the Trail a "2,000-miler," whether they take the average 6 months to thru-hike or a lifetime of section hikes. But Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy had a good reason. He hiked the 2,190-mile route in an … Joe ‘Stringbean’ McConaughy did it in a staggering 45 days, 12 hours, and 15 minutes. Joe ‘Stringbean’ McConaughy, a well-known speed hiker, set a new record on the Appalachian Trail today. Exactly a week after smashing the self-supported fastest known time record on the Appalachian Trail, Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy was fidgeting in the waiting room of a … When McConaughy set out on June 10 on an attempt to break the self-supported speed record for Vermont’s Long Trail, he carried eight stones in his pack, each inscribed with the name of a Black victim of violence—George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery among them. He then set a record in 2014 for the fastest-known supported time on the Pacific Crest Trail, covering 2,663 miles in 53 days, 6 hours and 37 minutes. FKTs on the Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail On August 31 2017, Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy reached Katahdin after thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 45 days, 12 hours, and 10 minutes. Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy was preparing for a cross-country move from Boston to Seattle when he started thinking about the Long Trail, the … TheStringbean: Joe McConaughy. The self-supported AT FKT was last set by Heather “Anish” Anderson in 2015, with a time of 54 days. On August 31, 2017, Joe "Stringbean" McConaughy completed his northbound thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. If verified (which is looking likely), this record will smash both the self-supported and supported fastest known time (FKT) on the AT. Jounrey’s End, Vermont – 8/24/15, 10 PM On Tuesday, August 25th at approximately 3 A.M., Joe “String Bean” McConaughy” will attempt to break Travis Wildeboar’s unsupported fastest known time (FKT) of six days, seventeen hours and twenty-five minutes. Page for ultramarathoner and coach Joe "Stringbean" McConaughy. I live in Seattle with my wife, Katie and Australian Shepherd, Crash Bandipooch. I’ve set Fastest Known Times on the 2,600-mile Pacific Crest Trail (52 days, supported in 2014), the 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail (45 days, self-supported in… 1.4K likes. It takes most people six months or more to complete the approximately 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail (AT). However, Joe earned his 2,000-miler status with an impressive 45-day, 12-hour, and 15-minute hike. The Long Trail is regarded as a very rugged, challenging 272 miles of trail stretching from Journey’s […] In 2017, Joe 'Stringbean' McConaughy set both the supported and self-supported records on the Appalachian Trail. McConaughy, 26, grew up in Seattle and went on to run track and cross country at Boston College.