Brian Robinson

From Multidaywiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Brian Robinson is the first to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, the Appalachian Trail and the Continental Divide Trail (or the Hiker Triple Crown) in one year, a feat that means he hiked a total of over 7,000 miles.[1]

Robinson decided (in 2000) to take a six-month leave of absence from his job at Compaq and attempt the Pacific Crest Trail with his father Roy, who himself is a seasoned back-packer. Mid-way through the trip, Brian realized the Triple Crown might be achievable in a single year.[2]

  • His fellow through-hikers began calling him "Flyin' Brian", a trail name he continues to use as of this writing.

In the years following the Calendar Triple Crown, Robinson became an active ultra-marathoner. He has completed several 100-mile races, including the Western States 100 and the Hardrock 100 Endurance Run. In 2008 he set the course record at the Barkley Marathons, a grueling 100 mile course in Frozen Head State Park, Tennessee. A feature in the Washington Post chronicles his attempt to finish the race in 2007.[4]


  • 1. ^ Tresniowski, Alex; O'Connor, Colleen; Billups-Kneeland, Andrea (December 10, 2001), "March Madness". People. 56 (24):117
  • 2. ^ Ballard, Chris (July 23, 2001), "Walking the Walk". Sports Illustrated. 95 (3):A20
  • 3. ^ Ballard, Chris (November 12, 2001), "Historic Feet". Sports Illustrated. 95 (19):A27
  • 4. ^ Saslow, Eli (April 2007). "Punishing Race Is an Enticing Lost Cause". Retrieved 2009-07-26.
Marathons, Ultramarathons and Multiday Events