an update from her blog, reported by BlueRidgeNow.com (the Hendersonville Times-News, Davis just completed the course in 46 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes.
BREAKING: AFTER 46 DAYS, 11 HOURS AND 20 MINUTES DAVIS FINISHED THE 2,181 MILE APPALACHIAN TRAIL. SHE REACHED THE END AT 3:26 P.M. TODAY, ACCORDING TO HER BLOG. SHE BEAT THE OVERALL RECORD OF 47 DAYS SET IN 2005.
HOT SPRINGS - Under blue skies and humid temperatures, Jennifer Pharr Davis, 28, hiked into the small town of Hot Springs around noon Tuesday. She was greeted with cheers and shouts of “rock star” from a small contingent of friends who came up from Asheville to see her.
She acknowledged the greetings but kept up her powerful stride through town, along sidewalks marked with “AT” for Appalachian Trail. At the edge of town, before the trail again weaved back into the trees and up a hill, she stopped for 15 minutes, gulping down slightly melted Ben and Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream and chicken tenders and french fries from a local restaurant. ...Read the full article