Fastest Known Time - FKT

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

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Athlete Route Start date Style Status
Lucy Clark Te Araroa (NZ) Supported Complete - new FKT!
Saramoira Shields Death Valley N-S Crossing (CA) Unsupported DNF

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  • Jason Hardrath @jasonhardrath:
    Love all the comments here! Love the stoke around this! People are excited to see what routes get chosen!   I know I will be looking for the article and listening to the podcast (and not just because my name is on the list).  Thank you again Buzz… read more »
  • Buzz Burrell:
    Thank you everyone for the excellent comments!  The 2019 FKTOY process is wrapped, and on Friday another Article will appear announcing the #5, #4 and #3 winners with a very cool podcast to accompany the story.  The podcast has one-one conversations… read more »
  • Buzz Burrell:
    Good call!  We probably just missed this one. 661 FKTs were submitted in 2019 for North America alone; voters could not process all that, so we crushed it down to 19 Female and 20 Male - and probably missed a few good ones.  Aack - totally on us. … read more »
  • Buzz Burrell:
    Yes, "North American", meaning US and Canada.  Last year we did a separate FKTOY-EU award, looks like it might not happen this year, but will bring it back for 2020.  Key note: we kept this to NA only because we want the process to be credible; … read more »
  • ezabielski:
    How many other people write trip reports in LaTeX? Excellent.