Fastest Known Time - FKT

The best routes: what are they, who did them, and how fast?


  • Jun 22, 2018
    While you've been living your life and enjoying the onset of summer over the past 3+ weeks, ultrarunner Harvey Lewis has been wailing away on
  • May 2, 2018
    Fun video of the origins and directions of the FKT movement by Wild Confluence, Directed by Colin Arisman.
  • Apr 24, 2018
    North is the direction Scott Jurek went on the Appalachian Trail when he set his FKT in 2015, and the title of his new book describing that prodigious effort.
  • Apr 1, 2018
    With this new website now active, some incredible new FKTs are being submitted.  Here are just three of the new routes, all submitted today, April 1.

Recent Comments

  • Evan Moreau:
    Thanks for posting this Peter! I'm looking to run the loop next weekend (6/29/18 and 6/30/18), starting from the Red Bridge trailhead and ending at the Red Bridge on the opposite side (East side), since the bridge is out for construction currently.… read more »
  • Buzz Burrell:
    A great review of the attempt.   I thought Stringbean's time was so stout people would be intimidated, but not so!  The AT FKT is now national news, and top people are throwing down.
  • Dr.Dre':
    I will be attempting unsupported FKT of Collegiate Peaks loop. I should be starting this Sunday June 24th, probably at 0600. I will have Inreach transmitting except when I stop to sleep. I will use no support, companionship, trail magic, etc.  … read more »
  • Mornin’ Joe:
    I hiked half the trail in cool weather and intermittent rain but called it off at Highway 27 due to swelling high ankle sprains. Flatside Wilderness is beautiful and I’ll have to try it again when the weather cools and the ticks are gone.… read more »
  • RobR:
    I am going to attempt to set the FKT on the entire Northville-Lake Placid Trail, starting in Lake Placid and ending on Main Street in Northville. My attempt will include the paved sections of road at both ends of the trail. I will be leaving Lake… read more »

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