I ran across this guy over at whiteblaze He is getting a bit of attention over there.
He set up this website. He made some big claims. In one year, starting 1 January 2011, he was going to hike the North Country Trail--4600 miles from New York to North Dakota--then, hop on a plane and start the Pacific Crest Trail --2650 miles from Mexico to Canada along the west coast-- headed north, no doubt to thaw his bones out after a few months snow shoeing. Again, a plane hop over to the northern terminus of the Continental Divide Trail --3100 miles from Canada to Mexico through Montana (skirting Idaho), Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico. I assume by here he'd be hitting his stride. Three trails down and only the shortest trail on his list--the Appalachian Trail-- still to go. I guess it was to be his victory lap. By my calculations that would put him at around November to come off the CDT and Again! hop on a plane and hit the northern terminus of the AT. I'm not sure how he planned to do this one--Baxter State Park closes to overnight camping on October 15th.
I know that people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, but 12,525 miles in 360 days (- travel between trail heads) = 34.8 miles per day. That seems a bit unrealistic to me.
Sam had to come off the trail in early March due to a hip injury. He's planning to start again next January 1. Best of luck to him.