BERNE, N.Y. -- A New York City man has officially broken the record for the fastest completion of the Long Path.
Ken Posner started his trek nine days ago at the base of the George Washington Bridge. He finished the trail outside of Albany on Tuesday.
Posner traveled more than 350 miles, and experienced bad weather and a low food supply throughout his trip.
The previous record for completing the trail was 12 days.
According to Posner, he made the trek to raise money and awareness for the New York Road Runners' Youth Fitness Programs.
"You know, in today's world it's so important for kids to be active and if they don't even have gym classes, that's a shame because they run the risk of the health problems that come with lack of exercise and bad nutrition," said Posner.
He has raised nearly $10,000 for the cause. The money will put 300 children through free running programs for one year.