Fastest Known Time - FKT

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

Interviews each week with FKT-setters and other athletes and figures in the world of Fastest Known Times.

Michael Wardian has set the FKT on the Israel National Trail, completing the 1016 km in 10 days 16 hours 36 minutes.

The 2018 Fastest Known Time of the Year awards for FKTs set in Europe.


Recent Comments

  • Michael Hohl:
    I will be attempting this unsupported FKT on 4/26/2019, I will carry everything I need as well as water purification tablets to treat water if needed. I scouted out the trail on 4/21/2019 and believe there is enough stream crossings if there is a… read more »
  • pbakwin:
    Zach Valentine gets honorable mention for his run, but not the unsupported FKT.  Zach missed a short section of the AT through Harper's Ferry, as can be seen on his Strava track.  The error shortened the course by probably only a 200m or so, and he… read more »
  • Patrick Martin:
    I'm running this route tomorrow, 4/22.  Thanks for the great info Marcy- much appreciated!  I'll be carrying all food but will fill up at public spigots.  
  • zvalentine24:
    I completed the challenge yesterday and submitted for a FKT. Weather was brutal hot and ran out of water multiple times. Check out my Strava activity for a detailed trip report, Many thanks to Michael… read more »
  • Art Brody:
    My short lived FKT attempt is over. I made it from Mexico to Utah on trail threw 4-6 feet of snow past North Rim to Jacob Lake. On the way back I post holed and messed up my ankle to the point it would be impossible for me to do big miles. With any… read more »