Fastest Known Time - FKT

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


  • Oct 14, 2018
    Author Erik Schlimmer describes 240 miles across New York's Adirondack Park, the largest park and forest preserve in the Lower Forty-Eight states.
  • 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 the Appalachian Trail, chasing Joe "Stringbean" McConaughy's remarkable FKT (45d12h15m) from last year.

Recent Comments

  • Luke Bollschweiler:
    This is a heads up for anyone tracking this FKT: I'll be attempting to set a new supported FKT on 10/20/2018! I'll be starting from the South Side of Fontana Dam (as noted by several of the most recent attempts as the S->N starting point) and… read more »
  • pbakwin:
    The documentation provided above gives a good, reproducible "FKT Route".  However, a mostly-off-road Badwater-to-Whitney trip was done by Blake Wood during October 21-23, 2002.  Blake was supported by his father, and reached the summit of Whitney in… read more »
  • BozemanRunner6000:
    I'm going to attempt this FKT this Saturday (10-13-18).  My intention is to do it unsupported, but a friend might meet me for the last 5 to 10 miles and if he does, I'll announce it as a "supported."  Koltin's time is great, especially considering… read more »
  • Charlotte_Downeast:
    Link to my blog post including Spot data etc. 
  • Neil Clauson:
    I lowered the time today (10/7/18) to 8:17. Now I'm tired and sore: 

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