We have sold Fastest Known Time to Outside Interactive Inc, the publisher of numerous iconic magazines such as Trail Runner, Climbing, and of course Outside Magazine itself. Buzz, Peter and Jeff are very happy with what we created, and are very grateful to all of you that have cared and supported our work, so that FKTs are now an integral part of the sport of running, utilized by a worldwide community.
Most importantly, the community itself will be very happy to know that Outside is bringing a massive amount of knowledge, passion, and resources which will greatly improve the services and features of this website, something which we we wanted to see happen and were unable to do. This is good news for everyone!
We launched this website on March 27, 2018, almost 4 years ago. Whew! A lot has happened - - -
- As of January 1 2022, you have submitted and we have uploaded 3,358 FKT Routes and 8,120 FKTs, from all States, all Provinces, and about 63 countries. Congratulations! This is a crowd-sourced process and you made it happen.
- Peter Bakwin, along with our 17 volunteer Regional Editors, has manually reviewed every single submission - that's a lot of work - thank you!
- fastestknowntime.com thus is a uniquely curated database of the selected best routes in the world, who did them, and how fast.
- “FKT” is now a common term in our language, with press coverage from the Wall Street Journal, New York Time, National Public Radio, and many others.
Peter will continue to run and scramble mountains brilliantly, and will spend time as a newly certified spiritual teacher. Jeff continues with his active web development business, and is still the fastest runner on the team. Allison Mercer will remain to answer all your questions, and Craig Randall will continue to send out the Newsletter on Monday. Our esteemed Regional Editors will be processing your Route and FKT submissions. And you will meet the new Outside team next week, and hear their ideas for improving the website.
Please listen to the podcast here, as Buzz, Peter, and Jeff share our thoughts on this milestone, with really good comments from Allison Mercer, Hillary Allen, Jared Campbell, and Anton Krupicka.
Thank you, thank you all - you are the community - you helped make this happen.
Buzz, Peter, Jeff