Scott Jurek Cited for AT Celebration

Public drinking an issue after speed record

Scott Jurek broke the Appalachian Trail speed record on July 12. (Wikimedia Commons)

In the moments after ultrarunner Scott Jurek broke the speed record on the Appalachian Trail on July 12, he and his support crew celebrated with champagne. But the celebration, which took place on Mount Katahdin in Maine, violated rules of Baxter State park, according to a Thursday Facebook post from park director Jensen Bissell.

The park has issued summons to Jurek for drinking alcohol in public, “hiking with an oversize group,” and for violating a media permit by filming within 500 feet of Baxter Peak, Bissell said. Bissell’s full statement is included below:



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Cheers!!! #SJAT15 #GeorgiaToMaine #EatAndRun

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