Fastest Known Time - FKT

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

Articles

  • Aug 3, 2018
    Joe Gray is a RACER. The guy is a multi-time mountain running champion representing the United States at classic skyraces, VK's and other shorter distance, technical events. So what's an FKT have to do with it?
  • 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.

Recent Comments

  • seanranney:
    This Saturday, 8/18/18 around 5.00 AM I’m headed out on an unsupported South to North run at the JMT.  Goal 1 is to finish, goal B is to go sub 4 days, and the tertiary goal is to match Andy Bentz’ time of 3d 10h59m from Portal to Happy Isles.  I’ll… read more »
  • Sheila M Huss:
    I am starting a female supported FKT attempt of the CO Trail tomorrow late afternoon in Durango. Here is the link to my DeLorme:  https://share.garmin.com/SheilaHuss I will be going from Durango to Waterton Canyon and taking the east variation in… read more »
  • Patricia Franco:
    Giving the Mountaineers Route a stab tomorrow! 🤞🏼
  • runnerphillips:
    I will be attempting a fastest known time of the horseshoe trail Saturday August 18th.  It will be done in a supported fashion.  
  • marcy_beard:
    Hello - I'm planning to climb Mary's Peak via the North Ridge Trail this coming Tuesday for the first female FKT on this route. Tracker map:   https://share.garmin.com/MarcyBeard Thanks!

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