Article: 2023 FKT of the Year Nominees

By Allison42 on Wed, 12/13/2023 - 07:49am

After an exhaustive review of all the incredible submissions and nominations, we are thrilled to present the highly-anticipated FKT of the Year nominees! 🌟 These exceptional achievements have captivated us with their feats of speed, endurance, and sheer determination.

Now, it's time for the FKT team to cast their votes and determine the Top 5 FKTs of the Year. The competition is fierce, and the decision-making process promises to be as challenging as the trails our nominees conquered.

📅 Mark your calendars! The Top 5 will be officially announced during the first week of January. Get ready to celebrate and cheer for these extraordinary athletes who pushed the boundaries of what's possible.

🔗 Stay tuned to our social media channels and website for the big reveal and join us in honoring these trailblazers who have left their mark on the FKT world.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this year's nominations, and here's to another year of record-breaking achievements!


FKT Route

Andrea Larson

Superior Hiking Trail

Callie Vinson

Maricopa Loop (AZ)

Chantal Demers

Bruce Trail, Caledon Hills Section (ON, Canada)

Christie Lori

Cape to Cape

Claire Bannwarth

Colorado Trail

Elise Levesque

Rainier sea to summit

Eszter Horanyi

Nolan's 14 (CO)

Fernanda Maciel

Mount Vinson

Haneul Lee

John Muir Trail via Whitney Portal (CA)

Heather Anderson

Washington PCT

Hillary Girardi

Mont Blanc

Ida-Sophie Hegemann

Der Karwendel Höhenweg

Jade Belzberg

Joshua Tree Traverse (CA)

Jenny, Abegg, Sarah Hart

Mt Tantalus Traverse (BC, Canada)

Jenny Hoffman

TransCon US

Jessica Pekari

Pacific Crest Trail

Justine Flett

South West Coast Path (United Kingdom)

Katharina Harthmuth


Kim Levinsky

Long Path (NY)

Liz Derstine

Via Alpina (Switzerland)

Lizzie Richardson

Paddy Buckley Round

Mandy Foyster


Marcy Beard

Hole to Hump (AZ)

Miranda Pridgen

Florida Trail

Nina Bridges

Colorado Trail

Oihana Kortazar

Ruta 0-4-0, Pico de Teide (Canary Islands, Spain)

Sophie Littlefair

Scottish National Trail (United Kingdom)

Sunny Stroer

Grand Canyon R2R2R-alt (AZ)



FKT Route

Alan Bateson

Wales Coast Path

Alan Chapman

Superior Hiking Trail

Andreas Dürr

Innsbruck Peak to Peak

Aubrey Myjer

Joshua Tree Traverse (CA)

Benni Brugger/Lukas Thoma

Venediger Höhenweg

Chris Fisher

Colorado 14ers in Winter

Christof Teuscher

Iceland N-S Traverse (Iceland)

Conrad Newfield

Ko'olau Mountain Range

David Hedges

Nolan's 14 (CO)

Jack Kuenzle

Denali (AK)

Jason Hardrath

Rocky Mountain Slam

Jean Dominique

GR221, Mallorca (Spain)

John Kelly

Long Trail

Karel Sabbe

Pacific Crest Trail

Kevin Ramsfjell

Bergen - Oslo 475 km FKT

Kristian Morgan

Appalachian Trail (AT)

Lander Debrabandere, Bram Malfliet

GR 16 - Sentier de la Semois (Belgium, France)

Lee Wingate


Mackenzie Burgoyne

Cape to Cape

Nathaniel Gilbert

Colorado Trail

Nick Fowler

Pacific Crest Trail

Pawel Cymbalista

Cape Wrath Trail (United Kingdom)

Philipp Ausserhofer


Simon Kearns

Mt Hood (OR)

Tyler Andrews


Tyler Andrews

Aconcagua (Argentina)

Will Peterson

Long Trail