Coming up next week at the Johnson County Library, endurance athlete Jennifer Pharr Davis will speak about her career both as an athlete and as an author.
Pharr has hiked over 11,000 miles of long distance trails across six continents and holds endurance records on the Appalachian Trail, Long Trail and Bibbulmun Track, and is the first woman to hold the
overall record on the Appalachian Trail, according to her website http://blueridgehikingco.com.
She set the record by hiking the 2,181-mile trail in 46 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes, averaging 46.9 miles per day.
She has been named Blue Ridge Outdoors Person of the Year; National Geographic Adventurer of the Year; and was voted Ultrarunning magazine's Top Female Performer of 2011.
She is also an author, completing three guidebooks of North Carolina and penning her hiking memoir, “Becoming Odyssa.”
Davis will speak next Tuesday evening, October 8th at 7 at the Johnson County Library.
The event is free and open to the public.