Movie documents record-breaking A.T. hike

A new movie telling the story of Karl “Speedgoat” Meltzer — who broke the Appalachian Trail speed record by hiking from Maine to Georgia in just 45 days, 22 hours and 38 minutes — has been released free online. 

“North Carolina has a lot of ‘needles’ to climb over,” Meltzer said. “With North Carolina comes a feeling of being closer to the end. I was finally beginning to get a whiff of the barn.”  

The hike was Meltzer’s third attempt to break the elusive record. 

The film, Karl Meltzer: Made To Be Broken, is streaming on Red Bull TV at

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