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Jennifer Pharr Davis  

Long-Distance Hiker & Author; Overall Record Holder on the Appalachian Trail -- The First Woman to Set That Mark

Jennifer Pharr Davis knows what it takes to keep going. As a hiker, she has covered more than 14,000 miles, exploring trails on six continents and in all fifty states. Davis has hiked the Appalachian Trail three times. In 2011 she set the fastest known time (FKT) on the A.T., completing the 2,190 mile footpath in 46 days- an average of 47 miles a day- and besting marks established over decades by elite male ultra runners.

As a mother of two, Davis has yet to slow down. She backpacked 700 miles across the Pyrenees and Iceland during the second and third trimesters of her first pregnancy, hiked 1,100 miles across North Carolina while nursing her newborn son, and took her daughter on trails in all 50 states before she turned two.

Off-trail, Davis is a nationally recognized speaker, award-winning author, founder and owner of Blue Ridge Hiking Company, and a member of the President's Council for Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition. Davis lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband Brew, their children Charlotte and Gus, and a pair of pet goats named Coffee and Cream.

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