World Class ultra-marathoner and New York Times Best Selling author of Eat and Run, Scott Jurek, recently broke the Appalachian Trail Speed record on a Sunday afternoon. Jurek’s time of 46 days, 8 hours and 8 minutes surpassed the previous record by about 3 hours. The Appalachian Trail Speed route covers 1,289 miles stretching from Georgia to Maine.

A seven-time consecutive winner of the Western States 100-miler, two-time champion of the Badwater 135 mile Ultramarathon, and the three-time consecutive winner of the 153 mile Greece Spartathalon; Jurek can now add another accomplishment to an already substantial list.
In 2016, Jurek will make his first appearance in Fort Wayne, Indiana at the Fort Wayne Track Club’s Annual Meeting and Banquet as the keynote speaker on “Going the Distance” and as host of a public run the morning of the banquet.

A non-profit organization, the Fort Wayne Track Club helps set up and assist with several races in the Fort Wayne running community. The Banquet is a time where the club recognizes its members for their participation, as well as, selecting local male and female high school runners with the Chris Brown High School Runner of the Year Award.

The 2016 Banquet is Sunday, January 31 with a clinic at 3:30pm and the dinner and speaker at 5:30pm at the Parkview Mirro Center located at 10622 Parkview Plaza Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46845. The event is sponsored by Parkview Sports Medicine with support from Three Rivers Running Company and Fleet Feet. Tickets for the event are available through Follow the link.

For more information about the banquet, contact Fort Wayne Track Club president Casey Shaeffer at 260-402-2514.

Scott Jurek is an elite ultra-distance runner who resides in Boulder, CO with his wife, Jenny. His sponsors include Brooks Running, Clif, and Ultimate Direction. For more information check out his facebook page and website

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