Podcast: Episode 118: FKTOY NA - The Best of the Best 2020 Pt 1

FKT of the Year 2020 - #5, #4, #3
Adam Kimble - FKT of the Year 2020 - #5
Alyssa Godesky - FKT of the Year 2020 - #4
Kaytlyn Gerbin - FKT of the Year 2020 - #4
Mikaela Osler - FKT of the Year 2020 - #4
David Ayala - FKT of the Year 2020 - #4
Sarah Hansel - FKT of the Year 2020 - #3
Eric Gilbertson - FKT of the Year 2020 - #3
Category
End of Year

This is a big podcast!  We hear stories from who the voters selected as their most inspirational FKTs.  In this order:

Adam Kimble - #5 Male - Tahoe Rim Trail
1d 13h 12m 15s; 170mi, 26,913'

Alyssa Godesky - #4 Female (tie) - Adirondack 46 High Peaks
3d 16h 16m; 160mi; 67,412'

Kaytlyn Gerbin - #4 Female (tie) - Wonderland Trail
18h 41m 54s; 93mi; 24,000'

Mikaela Osler - #4 Female (tie) - Colorado Trail
10d 12h 36m; 485mi; 90,000'

David Ayala - #4 Male - Sierra High Route
4d 3h 36m; 195mi; 43,000'

Sarah Hansel - #3 Female - Nolan's 14
2d 9h 43m 34s; 100mi; 42,000'

Eric Gilbertson - #3 Male - Rocky Mountain Slam
60d 9h 20m; 1,030mi; 432,500'

See the FULL ARTICLE HERE.

FKT of the Year 2020 NA is presented by The North Face 

 

Full CV

Adam Kimble

Alyssa Godesky

Kaytlyn Gerbin

Mikaela Osler

  • City: Albuquerque
  • Occupation: I'm pursuing a masters in creative writing at UNM and working on a memoir.
  • Family: I live with my partner Troy and as many succulents as I can keep alive.
  • Sports Highlights - - -
    • Triple Crown of Backpacking - PCT '16, CDT '18, AT '19
    • Mixed-gender FKT for the CT section of the AT.
  • Social Media - -
    • ‘Gram: @mikaelaosler

David Ayala

  • Age: 38
  • City: Bozeman, MT
  • Occupation: Mathematician
  • Sports Highlights - - -

Sarah Hansel

  • Age: 39
  • City: Aiken SC
  • Occupation: Horse trainer, some race horses, some jumpers and eventers, mostly young ones that are just starting out.
  • Family: Me and the three doggos, Gordy (hound), Zuzu (fatso lab) and Runi, and a half feral cat named Mouse.
  • Sports Highlights - -
    • Zero hand/eye coordination, but I'm OK at hiking kinda fast for a long time.
    • 25th UTMB 2016, 8th Tor de Geants 2017, 3rd Ultra Tour Monte Rosa (both 2018 & 2019).
    • Also competed internationally in three day eventing (horse stuff), including Rolex Kentucky CCI**** in 2008. 
  • Social Media - -

Eric Gilbertson

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