There’s been a new update on the Where’s Karl website with news that we’re now under 9 weeks to go before Karl Meltzer launches his “Appalachian Assault” where he hopes to set a new speed record going end to end on the Appalachian Trail.
Karl is an accomplished endurance athlete who has won both the Wasatch 100 and the Hardrock 100, amongst many others. But the Appalachian Assault will test even his endurance. If Karl is to set the new record, he’ll need to average 46 miles a day over the course of 47 days to complete the entire 2174 mile AT in record time.
In this latest update we learn that over the course of the past week Karl has been resting following his second place finish in the Jemez Mountain Trail Run. Karl has been averaging 75 miles a week as he trains for his Appalachian Trail run.
Next up, he sets his sights on the Western States 100 one of the toughest and most challenging endurance events anywhere. The race takes place on June 28th and 29th in Squaw Valley California, and all the top runners will be there. The race will serve as a great tune up for The Appalachian Assault. Just another day in the life of an ultrarunner.
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