Run the Appalachian Trail? All the Way? Yup

Pffft. How hard can it be to run almost 50 miles a day ... through the woods ... up and down mountains ... for almost 50 days? thanks Asheville, NC's for this story.

"Jennifer Pharr Davis, 27, of Asheville, has won the Outstanding Performance of the year for women by UltraRunning magazine, for her record time traversing the Appalachian Trail.

Davis hiked the 2,180-mile trail, which runs from Mount Katahdin, Maine to Springer Mountain, Ga., in 46 days, 11 hours, 20 minutes, averaging nearly 47 miles per day.

The magazine names the best North American ultra runners of the year and best performances of the year based on the results of a panel of 22 race organizers from all regions of North America that submit ballots each year.

An ultramarathon is generally defined as any race longer than a 26.2-mile marathon. There were 606 ultramarathon races held in North America in 2011."

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