An attempt at the speed record on the Appalachian Trail is underway.
Something tells me he's going to have a tough time in Maine if things don't dry out. Just a guess.
The goal is 47 days. Best of luck.
Of course, there will be the debate. "That's not a real thruhike." "If I could meet a van with food at every road crossing." "If I had all that sponsor money." Blah blah blah. Go ahead and try it, I say.