Nebraska native Pete Kostelnick moments ago broke the record for the Fastest Trans-Con Run Across the United States of America. He finished the 3,100 mile journey in 42 days, 6 hours, 34 minutes.
His first words upon finishing, “I’m not running back!”
Pete broke Frank Giannino Jr’s record of 46 days 8 hr 36 min that Frank set 36 years ago almost to the day.
Dozens ran the last few miles with him to New York City’s City Hall steps with his wife doing the steps to the top, arm in arm, with Pete.
He averaged about 73 miles per day during his journey.
Pete is the defending 2x Badwater 135 champion. He set the course record at Badwater back in July.
You can follow Pete on Twitter @PeteKostelnick.