In 2001 Flyin' Brian hiked the entire PCT, AT, and CDT in one calendar year. He changed the game.
"The difference between impossible and possible is very narrow."
Brian kept going - he's an engineer who likes to solve problems - so he worked at Barkley, and achieved the "course record" in 2008 on his third try. His wisdom is a delight:
"Volunteer trail work is a real joy. I'm doing what I can; not worrying about what I can't."