ULTRA HISTORY Scott Jurek congratulated Karl Meltzer with his Appalachian Trail Speed Record, on September 18, 2016. "SpeedGoat" Meltzer covered the 2,190 mile trail in 45 days, 22 hours and 38 minutes, beating the previous record set in 2015 by Scott Jurek. He did 2 previous speed record attempts on the AT in 2008 and 2014. “This record is not about speed. It's about being able to deal with adversity, which, I think, is why I'm good for this. And why I'm good at 100s.” he said.