Proctor native and ultramarathoner Scott Jurek became the fastest known person to finish a supported thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail on Sunday, completing the 2,189-mile journey in 46 days, 8 hours and 7 minutes, according to Outside Magazine.

The 41-year-old began his journey at 5:56 a.m. EDT on May 27 atop Springer Mountain in Georgia and reached the summit of Mount Katahdin in Maine at 2:03 p.m. EDT on Sunday to beat the previous known record by 3 hours and 12 minutes. That mark was set by Jennifer Pharr Davis of North Carolina in 2011.

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, which maintains and manages the 2,189-mile Appalachian Trail, does not recognize any speed records. The fastest known unsupported time is held by Matt Kirk, who covered the trail in 58 day, 9 hours and 38 minutes.

Jurek averaged about 48 miles a day, or close to two marathons for more than a month across 14 states. His wife, Jenny, is his primary support person - though his trek has lit up social media sites, and hundreds of well-wishers have greeted him along the trail.

Jurek originally hoped to complete the Appalachian Trail in 42 days, but he had some early setbacks. According to Runner’s World, Jurek injured his knee and quad in the first week of his journey.

Jurek is one of the world’s foremost ultramarathoners and is perhaps best known for winning the prestigious Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run seven consecutive years, from 1999-2005.

Jurek, now living in Boulder, Colo., has told Runner’s World this adventure could be his final one before retirement.