According to Gear Junkie, French ultrarunner Francois D’Haene, fresh off his win at the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, has right away completed the John Muir Trail equally well, as well as gear upward an impressive novel speed tape inwards the process. D’Haene was able to move the entire road inwards an astounding 2 days, xix hours, 26 minutes, lowering the bar dramatically for whatever challengers to follow.
To lay this speed tape into perspective, Gear Junkie notes that around hikers cause got somewhere betwixt 2 to iv weeks to hike the length of the JMT. D’Haene completed the trek amongst solely half dozen hours of total balance along the way. He did purpose only about paradigm gear from his sponsor Salomon along the way, including shoes as well as running clothes, that won’t last available to consumers until adjacent year.
This becomes only the latest speed tape to last obtained past times ultrarunners as well as fast-packers inwards recent months. In add-on to Piceu’s tape a few weeks back, we’ve likewise seen novel speed records on the Appalachian Trail as well as Kilimanjaro recently. Seeing these athletes force the boundaries of what is possible inwards the mountains is genuinely impressive. I can’t aspect to run across how far as well as fast individual volition popular off next.