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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  • Buzz Burrell:
    Good call out.  Death Valley is amazing - lots of hidden (and some not so hidden) gems there.  The N-S Crossing is ... Jason said it!  Way too hard for me.  "Salt to Snow" OTOH is reasonable (Badwater to Telescope Peak).
  • Buzz Burrell:
    I made a mistake in on an off-the-cuff comment I made in this podcast.  Fortunately Blake Wood emailed me the correction: "At one point you say that Nolan's 14 was developed by "Fred Nolan". You are conflating two names: Fred Vance developed it… read more »
  • Jason Hardrath @jasonhardrath:
    Super Psyched that Saramoira just started at 11:22am today 1-8-2020 with goal of beating the overall mens time :) THIS IS BIG! AND BRUTAL!
  • 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 »