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

  • Lowe N. Durrance:
    Thanks much for including my little route so quickly.  One minor correction, to the name of the route:  Road's End is in Kings Canyon National Park, rather than Sequoia.  So a more accurate name might be "Road's End in Kings Canyon - Onion Valley (… read more »
  • agodesky:
    I'll be starting an attempt for the supported FKT on the Long Trail Thursday morning (7/26) ~5am heading SOBO. I'll be carrying a SPOT Gen3 and tracking will be sent here: -Alyssa Godesky
  • pbakwin:
    Awesome Sam!  I hope you'll use a tracker & post the link here.  Good luck!
  • Skrocke:
    I'm not sure if the FKT community still prefers that we announce an attempt but the weather is looking manageable next week. So with the absence of excuses I'm going for it. This time I have my sights set on the fully supported FKT of the California… read more »
  • jamiesonhatt:
    Unfortunately, I had to bail part way through this attempt.  Lets just say I needed a rain jacket and a machete for this one.  Forgot both at home.  I always learn more through failure, so it's all good.  On to the next one!

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