TheStringbean: Joe McConaughy. I live in Seattle with my wife, Katie and Australian Shepherd, Crash Bandipooch. Watch Joe McConaughy's recently released 14-minute documentary depicting the challenge and beauty of his self-supported FKT record on the Appalachian Trail in 2017. On August 10, 2014, 23-year-old Joe "String Bean" McConaughy—a recent college grad who grew up in Seattle—took his last steps on the 2,660-mile Pacific Crest Trail, crossing into Canada’s Manning Park exactly 53 days, 6 hours, and 37 minutes after setting off from the Mexican border. Guide profile: Joe McConaughy (“Stringbean”) News / Andrew Skurka. However, Joe earned his 2,000-miler status with an impressive 45-day, 12-hour, and 15-minute hike. RACE-MANIA is the Northeast’s premier gathering dedicated … Share this February 25, 2019 Doug Williams. For those wondering, McConaughy tells the Boston Globe that he saw 16 bears and 4 rattlesnakes along the way. When McConaughy set out on June 10 on an attempt to break the self-supported speed record for Vermont’s Long Trail, he carried eight stones in his pack, each inscribed with the name of a Black victim of violence —George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery among them. On August 31, 2017, Joe "Stringbean" McConaughy completed his northbound thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Running northbound into the Great Smoky Mountains, Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy started to show signs of rhabdomyolysis, or “rabdo” as it’s known in the ultrarunning community. Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy was preparing for a cross-country move from Boston to Seattle when he started thinking about the Long Trail, the … I work as an ultrarunning coach and Andrew’s Program Manager for both his guided trips and the online planning course. Below is a post he made about his daily diet. On August 31 2017, Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy reached Katahdin after thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 45 days, 12 hours, and 10 minutes. The caloric intake required to go 48 a miles a day was extreme. You can get a lot of insight about Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy’s journey by looking at his Instagram page @thestring.bean. 10k Followers, 556 Following, 431 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Joe McConaughy (@thestring.bean) The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) considers every hiker that completes the Trail a "2,000-miler," whether they take the average 6 months to thru-hike or a lifetime of section hikes. The self-supported AT FKT was last set by Heather “Anish” Anderson in 2015, with a time of 54 days. February 18, 2020 – Sun Multisport Events today announced that the Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy and the Ledlenser Trails in Motion Film Festival have been added to the programming line-up of the 2020 RACE-MANIA Summit and Expo to be held on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at the Boston University Fit Rec Center in Boston, MA. FKTs on the Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail Page for ultramarathoner and coach Joe "Stringbean" McConaughy. The condition is caused by excess muscle breakdown, and if left untreated, can permanently damage your kidneys. Watch: STRINGBEAN – Joe McConaughy’s Appalachian Trail FKT Documentary. 1.4K likes. If verified (which is looking likely), this record will smash both the self-supported and supported fastest known time (FKT) on the AT. When Joe McConaughy, aka Stringbean, set the fastest known time for a self-supported trek in September 2017, he did so in 45 days, 12 hours, and 15 … But Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy had a good reason.