"Never before have I set a challenge for myself like this one," said Karl Meltzer. "I always thought 100 miles at a time was enough, but 2,174 miles in 47 days should raise the bar a bit." Meltzer will start at Mt. Katahdin and finish at Mt. Springer, Ga. He will spend most of the 47-day attempt running alone on the trail, but will be supported by his experienced crew.
Check in for updates at whereskarl.com - the official tracking site for Meltzer's speed record attempt. Meltzer's compact SPOT Satellite Messenger(TM) will relay his coordinate information every 10 minutes, automatically updating an interactive map on the Where's Karl? Web site. The site will also feature a daily summary of goal-versus-actual miles and hours, a support crew blog and an image and video gallery.