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 the Appalachian Trail, chasing Joe "Stringbean" McConaughy's remarkable FKT (45d12h15m) from last year.
  • May 2, 2018
    Fun video of the origins and directions of the FKT movement by Wild Confluence, Directed by Colin Arisman.

Recent Comments

    Correction: Sunday 9/16 or Monday 9/17. Initial intentions were to start 15/16 but poor weather has lingered.
    Depending on this last weather cell pushing through, either Tomorrow (9/15) or Monday (9/16) I will attempt the Wonderland Trail unsupported & solo around Mt Rainier, carrying my own gear/food and getting water from natural sources. My plan is… read more »
  • Matthias:
    Thanks Peter, I will post a link when I have figured everything out about it. Planing on starting either Sept. 30 or Oct. 1  
  • Lee Berube:
    I ran 4:04:30 unsupported today from Valley Way. Great conditions! Write up to follow.
  • pbakwin:
    That's great Matthias.  When are you starting?  And, please provide the link for your spot either here publicly or by contacting us via the Contact link under "More" above.  Good luck!

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