Athlete: Peter Bakwin


United States

Peter is a life-long adventure athlete who has run over 80 marathons and ultramarathons, and numerous non-race adventures.  He was the first person to run the John Muir Trail under 4 days (2003), and the only person to do a Double Hardrock (2006).  He has held numerous FKTs, and still holds a few, including for the 100-mile White Rim Road in Canyonlands National Park, and more recently established a new link-up in Boulder's Flatirons - the Spring Flatirons Classics.  Peter founded the original FKT website in the mid-2000s (which was profiled in the New York Times), and teamed up with Buzz Burrell & Jeff Schuler to create this new website to record and track FKTs throughout the world.  He is an Ambassador for Ultimate Direction, working to design and promote great products for the self-propelled athlete.

Lauching off Pikes Peak


Fastest Known Times the athlete has set; possibly historical. Check out each route to see its current FKT.

Route Route Variation Style Time Date
Flatirons Linkups (Boulder, CO) 33 Spring Classics Self-supported 16h 12m 1s
Flatirons Linkups (Boulder, CO) 53 Roach Classics Self-supported 9d 5h 22m
Flatirons Linkups (Boulder, CO) 33 Spring Classics Self-supported 17h 38m 20s
Briarcliff - Peekskill Trailway (NY) out & back Unsupported 4h 20m 26s
Wild Basin Traverse (CO) Standard route Unsupported 16h 21m 24s
Grand Canyon R2R2R-alt (AZ) Standard route Supported 16h 15m
Tenmile Traverse (CO) Tenmile Range Traverse (Wheeler to Frisco, TH-to-TH) Unsupported 16h 43m
Sanitarado (Boulder, CO) Sanitarado & Back Supported 10h 15m 9s
Sanitarado (Boulder, CO) Eldoitas Self-supported 4h 59m 42s
Sanitarado (Boulder, CO) Sanitarado Self-supported 5h 49m
Mee & Knowles Canyons (CO) Standard route Unsupported 8h 57m
High Sierra Trail (CA) with Whitney summit Unsupported 1d 58m
High Line Canal Trail (CO) Standard route Self-supported 10h 58m
Gannett Peak (WY) car-to-car Unsupported 12h 39m
Mee & Knowles Canyons (CO) Standard route Unsupported 10h 57m
Buckskin & Paria Canyons (UT) Paria Canyon (White House TH to Lee's Ferry) Unsupported 9h 17m
White Rim Road (UT) Standard route Supported 18h 43m 22s
Cascades Trifecta (WA, OR) Standard route Supported 1d 4h 1m
Torres del Paine (Chile) Circuit only Self-supported 15h 39m
Dientes de Navarino, Tierra del Fuego (Chile) Standard route Unsupported 11h 26m
Kokopelli Trail (CO, UT) Standard route Supported 1d 8h 47m 41s
John Muir Trail (CA) south to north Supported 3d 22h 4m
Mt Sanitas (Boulder, CO) 12 hours of laps Self-supported 11h 56m 22s
Buckskin & Paria Canyons (UT) Buckskin Gulch (Wire Pass to White House TH) Unsupported 4h 51m
John Muir Trail (CA) south to north Supported 4d 14h 39m