Kearney Public Library welcomes author and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Jennifer Pharr Davis on Tuesday, June 5 at 7:00 p.m. On July 31, 2011, Jennifer set the FKT (fastest known time) record on the Appalachian Trail, completing the trail in just 46 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes—a feat that takes most hikers six months. Hiking an average of 47 miles per day, Davis was the first woman to claim the overall title on the Appalachian Trail.
THE PURSUIT OF ENDURANCE is part memoir, part guidebook to hiking, and a timeless manual to achieving your dreams within and outside of the sports world. With a storyteller’s ear for fascinating detail and description, Davis takes readers along as she trains and sets her record, analyzing and trail-testing the theories and methodologies espoused by her star-studded roster of mentors.
Jennifer Pharr Davis is an American long-distance hiker, author of Becoming Odyssa and Called Again, a speaker, a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, and an ambassador for the American Hiking Society. She has hiked more than twelve thousand miles on six different continents. Pharr Davis lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband, Brew, and their two children.
This program is free and open to the public. Book sales and signing will follow the presentation. The library is located at 2020 1st Avenue, Kearney, NE.