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Athlete Route Start date Style Status
Billy "Wahoo" Meredith Triple Crown of Thru-Hiking (USA) Self-supported In progress
Claire Bannwarth Colorado Trail (CO) Self-supported Complete - New FKT!
Kristian Morgan Appalachian Trail (AT) Supported Complete - New FKT pending verification
Lee Wingate JOGLE / LEJOG (UK) Unsupported In progress

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  • Mark McCue:
    Hell yeah Blakemeister!!!  So pumped for you!  Have fun!   
  • gbarrettjohnson:
    I'm thinking a bit about this route and I'm wondering why the Northern terminus isn't further north at approximately 39.305744, -77.740341, where the AT leaves VA for the final time. That is, the northern terminus of this route should be the… read more »
  • Stuart James:
    Had a bash 04/03/23. I enjoyed this version of the Orbital more than the one that I'd become accustomed to. Took 2hrs 23mins. Got a little lost for a bit half mile from home, haha. Building work at hospital, but doesn't affect route too much. Solid… read more »
  • Rob Manley:
    I took a shot at this a couple of weeks ago to see if I couple pull it under 20 hours. My weekend window was limited so I started Friday night. I left my car sometime after 9pm with the temp at a chilly 30 degrees and went looking for the start… read more »
  • Helen Newman:
    Hi all, a friend and I will attempt this around the island route next week. We will be fully self-supported and hope to pick up food and water en route at cafes etc. We'll be using this GPX (Garmins) and OS Maps on our phones. I'm sure diversions… read more »