FKT: Jeffrey Stern - Backbone Trail (CA) - 2020-11-07

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one way
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11h 10m 39s
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Chopped 26 minutes off Bronco Billy’s time from hope is that this will inspire others to tackle this challenging course, featuring a myriad of possible conditions. We got hail, rain and 20+ mph winds. This is a special trail traversing the entire Santa Monica Mountain range that took 50 years to connect; the crown jewel of Southern California. There were so many people involved yesterday and I'm so incredibly grateful to have had such an amazing team by my side to help me make this happen. I did the easy part, they all did the hard parts. Only low point of the day was a tight right IT band that handicapped the descent from Sandstone to Danielson Ranch. That is where I lost the sub 11 hours I was on pace for at Mishe Mokwa. My actual stop time 0:00, so I want to give a special shoutout to Tyler Green for the insight & inspiration from his Wonderland FKT success.

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Mad props on this effort Jeff!