Rising Star: Jackson Clark

Ready to bike across America

Growing up, Jackson Clark liked video games a lot more than sports.

When Jackson graduated from Chantilly high school, he wanted to figure out his passion. That's when he decided to go hike the Appalachian Trail.

From Georgia to Maine. 2,189 miles in a little more than five months, last year the 19-year-old completed the grueling trek.

Jackson, though, felt empty when he got home from the trail. He wanted a different challenge.

Later this month, Jackson will bike across America.

As ABC7 sports reporter Scott Abraham explains, this adventure will have a little more meaning behind it.

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