McDavid Ultrarunner to Complete Appalachian Trail in 70 Straight Days
Woodridge, Ill. – Wednesday, May 4, 2011 – McDavid USA is outfitting ultrarunner Adam Casseday as he runs the entire Appalachian Trail in 70 consecutive days – starting today, Wednesday, May 4, 2011.
As Casseday tackles the 2,100 miles, he’ll wear McDavid compression leg sleeves, recovery socks and recovery tights to keep his body protected.
"This has been a dream of mine for many years," said Casseday. "I'm still not sure how to answer the question as to why I would want to do this. To me it's nearly a rhetorical question. My mind quickly jumps to, ‘why would you NOT want to do to this?’ – incapable of grasping the lack of desire for such a quest.
“In a world so full of daily mundane responsibility and forced mediocrity, people are all too often cajoled into focusing upon things that simply do not matter in the end. I am happy that I have a God-given desire and ability to strive toward an "out of the box" goal that the world simply cannot find justification. When I'm lying on my death-bed, I want the memories of people, love, and beauty in my forebrain instead of work, money, and prestige."
Casseday will need to run 31 miles per day to accomplish his goal. His trip began today at Vogel State Park in Georgia and will conclude at Mt. Katahdin in Maine, Monday, July 11.
"McDavid wishes Adam all the best as he embarks on his journey through the Appalachian Trail," said McDavid Marketing Director Rey Corpuz. "It is an amazing feat of endurance and strength – a testament to the tenacity that Adam displays as an athlete. We at McDavid have provided him with all the performance compression and recovery gear that he will need as he fights through the terrain of the Trail. We look forward to hearing about his journey and congratulating him when he crosses the finish line.”
If you are interested in interviewing Adam Casseday during his journey, please contact Lee Gordon at Lee@Team180.com or 904-860-8848.