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Athlete Route Start date Style Status
Billy "Wahoo" Meredith Triple Crown of Thru-Hiking (USA) Self-supported In progress
Claire Bannwarth Colorado Trail (CO) Self-supported Complete - New FKT!
Kristian Morgan Appalachian Trail (AT) Supported Complete - New FKT pending verification
Lee Wingate JOGLE / LEJOG (UK) Unsupported In progress

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  • BrendanV94:
    Hi my name is Brendan Verrier and I will be attempting a supported FKT from South to North September 28th 2023. (roughly 5am start) Here is the live tracking link -
  • KeganB:
    I completed this linkup in 14:03:26 on 9/22/2023. I will not submit a FKT for it since Sean O'Rourke has a time to beat of "14 hours", which I essentially tied (and therefore my time is not a FKT).  I… read more »
  • christofteuscher:
    Yay, congrats, well done!! 
  • smvandend:
    Follow-up on this: Had great luck today with nice weather, no reroutes due to wildlife, and very few hikers on the Flattop descent. A wrong turn and lots of nausea threw me off my splits strategy around mile 21-22. Still very happy with my time of 6… read more »
  • AlexPlinio:
    On Tuesday, September 26th, 2023, I will attempt to break the course record by starting half an hour before the first low tide at 12:01 AM. My Garmin InReach tracker is  Alex