Fastest Known Time - FKT

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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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  • Jordan Carey:
    Question: Is the route only viewed as "Standard" North to South? Or can the FKT be completed and still classified as Standard (while following the prescribed OCT route) South to North?  Thanks! 
  • a_MI_trekker:
    Congratulations, Scott, on finishing a tough, fast trek. It was good to meet you at O Kun de Kun Falls. The NCT in the UP is a wild, isolated trek.  And yes, I also almost got swallowed by the ford at MI-123.7 mile, despite your warning! Cam Dasch
  • Erik P.:
    Does anyone know if water fountains are still on in early October?
  • Erik P.:
    I am planning to run the W&OD unsupported in the proper direction, from MM 0 in Shirlington to Purcellville. Perhaps it will be an FKT.
  • Ben Nephew:
    A common, accepted route is not exactly what I was saying.  To compare times, you need to run the route you are trying to get the FKT on, it doesn't have to be accepted.  This is what is done on the vast majority of the other FKT's, with very few… read more »