Fastest Known Time - FKT

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


  • Jul 18, 2018
    Endurance is the ultimate human commonality. JPD set out on an investigative journey to find the traits uniting her fellow previous Appalachian Trail record setters -- only to circle back to this simple conclusion -- in her new book The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience.
  • 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.

Recent Comments

  • sdedeo:
    I ran this west to east on June 3rd of 2017 in 49:01 (  While the trail gets a reasonable amount of foot traffic (most of the Strava segments in the middle have 150-200 people on them), I find few people… read more »
  • jamiesonhatt:
    I will be attempting a solo, self supported or possibly unsupported attempt of the Elgin trail on Sunday, July 22/2018. I am attempting this as an out and back route. I will start in southwold and make my turn around at the beach in port Stanley.… read more »
  • jamiesonhatt:
    I will be attempting a solo, self supported attempt of the Chrysler greenway on Saturday, July 21/2018. I am attempting this as an out and back route. I will park at highway 3 and make my turn around in Ruthven. That’s the official route on… read more »
  • jyeti89:
    On Thursday, July 19th, 2018 I will be attempting the car to car, unsupported FKT of this route again. I will be starting around 3:30-5:00AM from the Hoh Visitor Center. Spot Tracker live tracking will be available at:… read more »
  • christofteuscher:
    On Sunday, July 22, 2018, I plan to start at the Canadian border for a self-supported Fastest Known Time (FKT) attempt of the 505-mile Washington Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) section. Announcement and more info:… read more »

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