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Sandy resident and world class ultrarunner Karl Meltzer's record-setting thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail last year is now featured in documentary form.
The Red Bull-produced film, "Made to be Broken," chronicles Meltzer's 2,190-mile trek through 14 states in 45 days, 22 hours and 38 minutes besting the previous record by more than 10 hours the culmination of a passion for trail running born on a journey to Cecret Lake in 1990 when he moved to Utah from New Hampshire.
The 49-year-old nicknamed "Speedgoat" battles blisters, mental anguish and the sheer physicality of besting a trail that had beaten him twice before in 2008 and 2014. Watch the entire film above and read about Meltzer's record here.