FKT: Kaloyan 'Kofe' Peychev - StaRa 100x24: Mazalat Hut - Eho Hut (Bulgaria) - 2020-10-22

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Standard point-to-point
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8h 55m 3s

After a very good season of running I finally found time to try to beat my PB on this spectacular route. In 2017 I did the second best time of 10h15min, which was 41min slower than the current record of 9h34min. Then in 2018 Nikolay Nikolaev did a great run during the traditional StaRa 100x24 event with a record breaking time of 9h09min. 

I was very excited to try this route unsupported, using only water sources next to the huts on the way. My backpack was slightly heavier than I wanted it to be, but that's the discomfort of an unsupported attempt.

The weather was great, actually quite warm for this time of the year. I felt very strong in the last 16km after crossing the Beklemeto pass and was able to beat the previous FKT with 14 minutes.