Lonnie Owens says he plans to break the speed record for thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, KVOA-TV reports.
Lonnie will start the hike on May 1.
“I was born in Tennessee, so walking in the mountains is nothing.”
He intends to complete the hike in 30 days.
The current record was set in 2005 by Andrew Thompson, who completed the trail in 47 days, 13 hours and 31 minutes. That’s an average of nearly 46 miles per day.