Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Arizonan Set on Speed Hiking

"Tucson man looking to break world record" is the headline on David Marino's article in the 2 January 2008 issue of the KVOA News 4 web site from Tucson, AZ.

The speedster in question is Lonnie Owens.

The record: fastest hike of the Appalachian Trail.

Owens, who had planned to hike the AT with his mother in 2000 (until she passed away in 1998), wants to shatter the 47 1/2 day land speed record by hiking the Trail in 30 days. Says Owens, "I was born in Tennessee, so walking in the mountains is nothing."

He figures on starting at Springer on 1 May.

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