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Only about 20 percent of those who set out to hike the entire Appalachian Trail actually complete the 2,185-mile journey between Georgia and Maine, and those who do generally take between five and seven months.
Former Brevard schoolteacher Matt Kirk, 32, completed the journey Aug. 7 in 58 days, nine hours and 38 minutes. His ferocious pace beat the previous, 23-year-old record for "self-supported" AT hikes by roughly two days.