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Arizona Trail FKT Announcement

Time to get back after it. Excited to be hitting one of the most diverse scenic long trails in the United States. After setting FKTs on the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail and Long Trail, I can’t wait to try to push the limits.

I’m getting the chills just writing about this.

Dates: 3/23/21 around 10AM to ~4/3/21

Style: Supported, northbound. We will have 2 support crews helping make my effort as quick and efficient as possible. The crew will include Katie, Will and Mary Ann McConaughy, Witt Wisebram (former self-supported FKT holder), Jack Murphy, and Michael Dillon (posting daily vlogs).

Arizona Trail FKT Fastest Known Time Record Holders (click for more info)

  • Josh Perry (self-supported, male) – 14d12h31m
  • Michael Versteeg (supported, male) – 15d22m39m
  • Heather Anderson (self-supported, female) – 19d17h09m
  • Helen Galerakis (supported, female) – 17d11h03m

Tracking:

  • Instagram @thestring.bean and Strava updates. Updates daily.
  • Garmin InReach Mini tracker: share.garmin.com/stringbean
  • Daily vlog. Subscribe to Pilot Field’s YouTube channel here.
  • Fastest Known Time Tracker


Continue reading more about Stringbean's Arizona FKT Announcement here.

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October 22, 2023

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JOE 'STRINGBEAN' MCCONAUGHY

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, my mom would joke that my body type resembled that of a stringbean. Weird, but whatever. When it came time to pick a thru hiker trail name, it was an easy choice.

I love trail running. I love the community. I’ve been blessed to have some really amazing experiences, setting records on the Arizona Trail and Appalachian Trail, competing in incredible places like Italy, France, Ireland and the West Coast, coaching amazing athletes, adventuring with Katie, my wife. I’m an endurance coach and athlete, dog dad, and backpacking guide. Really, life is a whole lot more than pavement and PR’s.

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