Joe 'Stringbean' McConaughy

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, my mom would joke that my body type resembled that of a stringbean. Weird, but whatever. When it came time to pick a thru hiker trail name, it was an easy choice.

I love trail running. I love the community. I’ve been blessed to have some really amazing experiences, setting records on the Arizona Trail and Appalachian Trail, competing in incredible places like Italy, France, Ireland and the West Coast, coaching amazing athletes, adventuring with Katie, my wife. Really, life is a whole lot more than pavement and PR’s.


Joe McConaughy
Trail name: Stringbean
Seattle, WA
Age: 30
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 165lb

Columbia Montrail athlete
Heartbreak Hill Running Club (HHRC)
Trail Animals Running Club (TARC)

Follow my dog
Crash Bandipooch

Bean Sprout Coach and Owner
Backpacking Guide and Program Manager with Andrew Skurka


Fastest Known Time (FKT)

Arizona Trail (supported) 13d3h21m – 2021
Long Trail (self-supported) 4d23h54 – 2020
Wicklow Round (supported)
17h9m – 2018
Appalachian Trail (self-supported and overall) 45d12h15m – 2017
Pacific Crest Trail (supported) 53d6h37h – 2014

2021 Races 
Dark Divide 50k – 1st
Javelina 100 – Oct 30

3m52s – 1500m
4m12s – Mile
15m08s – 5k (road)
5h22m – 50 mile (Stonecat 50)
12h53m – 100 mile (Track 100)

Where I spend my time

Ultramarathoning 49%
Coaching 35%
Loving life
Miles Over Smiles 100%

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