In an effort to set the Southbound Fastest Known Time record on the Pacific Crest Trail, Jessica Pekari sets off on an adventure to hike from the Canadian border to the Mexican border. Pekari is an ultrarunner and used to pushing her body to its limits, but the challenges she faces on the trail test both her physical and mental endurance. As a veteran, she finds herself battling with flashbacks from her days as a medic in the U.S. Army as she discovers more about herself and her Blackfeet and Mexican heritage.
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JESSICA PEKARI grew up in the small town of Wapato, Washington, and she is currently a Physical Education teacher in colorful Colorado. She has participated in ultramarathons and other long-distance events, placing ﬁrst amongst females at the Moab 240 Endurance Run in 2018 as well as the ﬁrst place female at the Franklins 200 Trail Race in 2019, among other achievements. Pekari formerly served as a combat medic in the U.S. Army for four years. She is a wife and mother to ﬁve beautiful children, three humans and two dogs.