Runner to attempt to break Pacific Crest Trail Record

Posted by on September 17, 2011 in Pacific Crest Trail News, PCT speed record | 0 comments

Runner Takes On Record-Breaking Mission For Mom
by Dave Iverson

September 17, 2011

Good interview on NPR about former Yale runner, Sam Fox, trying to break the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) speed record. He plans to try to run the trail in a total of 60 days or less, which means an average of 44 days. Wow. That would take 5 days off Scott Williamson’s blazing pace of 2009.

Sam’s mother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease ten years ago. Sam is hoping to raise $250,000 towards Parkinsons Disease research that would benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

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text size A A A September 17, 2011 Former Yale track star Sam Fox is trying to break the record for running the entire length of the Pacific Crest Trail all the way from Canada to Mexico. But, as Dave Iverson from member station KQED in San Francisco reports, this long distance challenge is about more than just the record books.

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