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    Appalachian Trail speed record broken today

    46 days, 8 hours and 8 minutes

    Pretty cool

    http://appalachiantrials.com/scott-j...-speed-record/


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    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    46 days, 8 hours and 8 minutes

    Pretty cool

    http://appalachiantrials.com/scott-j...-speed-record/


    And then he got fined....http://www.pressherald.com/2015/07/1...er-state-park/

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiMEbike View Post
    Oh, I know that park director! He teaches Asshole 101 at my local college!

    To witness someone complete an amazing feat like that and them bring them down so soon is just a big bully.
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    Champagne hitting the ground is considered litter?

    Wow, lame

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    That director Bissell seems really bitter and like he's trying to go out of his way to rain on his parade.

    So what if he has corporate sponsorship? The cost of all the gear and supplies was probably in the low thousands.

    “The race vehicle used to support Scott in his run, as well as Scott’s headband, clearly displays these corporate sponsors. The sponsors are providing money and equipment to support Scott’s run in exchange for advertisement and engagement that they expect will protect or increase their market share and improve their profits. … When Scott arrived at Baxter Park to complete his run at the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, he brought all of this to Baxter Peak, in Maine’s largest wilderness.”
    The Facebook message was unsigned, but Bissell said on Thursday that he wrote it.
    Wow. Drama. Were the two former lovers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiNEwhere View Post
    That director Bissell seems really bitter and like he's trying to go out of his way to rain on his parade.

    So what if he has corporate sponsorship? The cost of all the gear and supplies was probably in the low thousands.

    Wow. Drama. Were the two former lovers?
    lol...teenage girl drama.

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    Bissell said Jurek and the corporate sponsorship that helped carry him to the record are anathema to the vision of the park set out by former Gov. Percival Baxter, whose 1931 donation of land and funding has made the park what it is today.
    This is such a crock of shit! Problem with those people who run parks - they blow stuff out of proportion. Who cares about sponsorship! Champagne on the ground is littering? Finally because more then 12 people were there at one time to celebrate his accomplishment he gets the summons. I am sorry but that park ranger and people like him are pure assholes!
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    imho, that's where more than a few of them types...end up dlague....
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    scott's take on the drama: http://www.runnersworld.com/scott-ju...bpr=9815486986

    Seems Baxter doesn't want the appalachain trail to end on Katahdin anymore.

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    All I read out of the article was that "some officials" of BSP...representing BSP? BSP belongs to the people of the state, not to some governmental authority. When it comes to goals for the future of the AT, some of these lower salaried people should hardly be addressed as an important official representing BSP. Those types often develop very strange sets of priorities and inflate their own status when interviewed. Some of Maine's State Gov't attitudes were...and some still are just slightly left of prohibition...imho.
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