Fastest Known Time - FKT

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


  • 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

  • jamiesonhatt:
    I, Jamieson Hatt and Shayne Dumouchelle will be attempting a self supported fkt of the grand valley trail. We will be starting Friday, August 3/2018. We will be fueling at stores and restaurants. We have a hotel booked in Kitchener Friday night, and… read more »
  • FrankZ:
    Hi Matthias, just checked your tracker and it seems that you stopped at l'Hospitalet pres l'Andorre after 17 days. Maybe interesting to know that Dutch adventurer and ultra runner Jolanda Linschooten is just one day behind you on the HRP, leaving El… read more »
  • prejoyful:
    I did the loop - it's super burly. Kudos to anyone who has done this, it's a serious endeavor! Here's a link to the loop on caltopo:  Caltopo reports the loop as 27.5 mi, 7970 ft of gain. My Garmin put me at 29.8 miles (… read more »
  • lcregan:
    I ran the Pemi Loop clockwise in 6h 22m 3s on July 11th, 2018. Not an FKT, but of note because it’s the 4th fastest time. Here’s the link to the GPS file:
  • prejoyful:
    I, Joffrey Peters will attempt to set a new FKT on the "short" Wild River Loop on Saturday, 2018-07-28. I intend to start and finish at the Wild River Campground, and will run the loop CCW. I will also include Mt. Height, because it's super cool,… read more »

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