Podcast: Episode 3: Scott & Jenny Jurek

FKT Podcast: Scott and Jenny Jurek

Scott is one of the best ultrarunners in history, winning the Hardrock 100, Badwater in Death Valley, the Spartathlon in Greece, and an unprecedented 7 wins in a row at the Western States 100. In 2016 he and his wife Jenny took on a personal project, the 2,200mi Appalachian Trail, setting a new FKT of 46 days, 9 hours. This journey became a book on the New York Times Best Seller List, entitled, North: Finding My Way on the Appalachian Trail (read our review).

“We didn’t have all the beta … we wanted the full adventure … if we were to go back we would do a million things different. But it was a great experience, and exactly what we needed.”

Listen as they describe the range of emotions experienced on an FKT of this length, and how it’s difficult to to write about their friends, who are all very accomplished people, and also colorful characters … and who still are their friends. Jenny predicts how fast the FKT on the AT will go, and Scott describes what is next for him.

"We definitely want to do something big again. I’m in that phase of figuring out what that is, and becoming inspired by it. I think that’s important for anyone - pick what inspires you."