The Appalachian Trail runs from Maine to Georgia stretching 2,190 miles through 14 states. It is roughly the distance between Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., as the crow flies. A thru-hiker will experience 464,500 feet of elevation change, or 16 climbs of Mt. Everest. Thousands of people attempt an Appalachian Trail thru-hike every year, yet only one in four hikers finish the journey, and they typically take five to seven months to complete the entire trail, according to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
Ultrarunner Karl Meltzer has dreamed of setting the speed record for crossing the Appalachian Trail as long as he's been running. Now, at age 48, Karl sets out for his third and final attempt to run the 2,189 miles (3,523km) in less than 46 days, 8 hours, 6 min.
Produced by Interpret Studios for Red Bull Media House Films
Director \\ Matt Katsolis
Producers \\ Justin Weber, Misty Arnold
In House Producer \\ Tronica Johnson
Editor \\ Jesse Schluntz
Cinematography \\ Patrick Rhea Carl Rosen, Wade Yamaguchi, Justin Weber, Matt Katsolis
Social Media/ Trail Log | Kate Wenzel
Graphics \\ Drew White
Colorist \\ Pete Gill
Sound Mix \\ Dustin Wise