Karel Sabbe made history just last March by being one of the finishers – together with Frenchman Aurelien Sanchez and American John Kelly – of the leaden Barkley Marathons and now he is once again chasing dreams in an already historic attempt to complete the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in fifty days.
The PCT is a trail from the border of Mexico to the border of Canada: a 4,300 kilometers long route including some serious elevation gain. Back in 2016, Sabbe set a world record by covering the trail in 52 days, but later Timothy Olson broke that record by covering the 4300 kilometers in 51 days. That apparently does not please Sabbe, as he has now been on the road for over a week in his attempt to complete the trail within 50 days. On a daily base, Sabbe wants to run somewhere between 90 and 100 kilometers. To break the record, Sabbe must finish before 11:00 a.m. local time on August 30.
Sabbe’s adventures can be followed via this Instagram account.