FKT: Ida Nilsson - Grand Canyon Crossings (AZ) - 2018-11-16

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7h 29m 16s

Ida Nilsson (Swedish, living in Norway) was a favorite in the California TNF 50 Mile scheduled for November 17, after winning two years in a row 2016 and 2017. The TNF was cancelled because of bad air resulting from forest fires. Since Ida had already traveled to the US the R2R2R was perhaps a good second best alternative.

From Instagram:  "Yes, I did it! New FKT for the double crossing of Grand Canyon. 7.29.16
The Canyon was beautiful and brutal as always.
I couldn't imagine a better way to end the 2018 running season."

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Brief video here:

Ida ran alone, but picked up gels on the North Rim from the person who was filming her there.

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