Podcast: Episode 136: Dylan Bowman's prelude to a new Backbone FKT!



This podcast was recorded on April 26; when asked "What is next", Dylan divulges he's going for an (undisclosed) FKT "This coming weekend" ...

But first, Co-Host Hillary Allen asks D-Bo about his FKT on the Wonderland Trail last year.

"I fell into a pandemic funk, too many IPA's, so needed a goal.  We had just moved to Portland Oregon, a couple hours from the Wonderland Trail. I was inspired by Kyle Skaggs, and knew I wanted to do this."

He did it - a new FKT by a hour and half!  But it only lasted 5 days - Tyler Green snatched it by a scant 18 minutes - that's after almost 17 hours of running!  There were 7 successful FKTs on the Wonderland in 2020 alone.

"I had 5 days of glory, then some sadness, and now I feel good about it.  I learned a lot from Tyler, and how to actually prepare for FKTs specifically, as opposed to racing, which is different.  And Tyler is a class act and a good friend."

So ... what about that FKT attempt he didn't want to disclose?

The Backbone Trail!  An increasingly popular and competitive route right above the Los Angeles basin.  And he did it - new FKT of 9 hrs 49 min 14 sec.

"Wow, what an incredible trail!  Pure SoCal bliss."

See his new FKT here.

Full CV

Dylan Bowman

"D-Bo" is an ultrarunner from Portland, OR, and has been racing professionally since 2010 and is supported by The North Face and Red Bull. 

  • Age: 35
  • City: Portland, OR
  • Occupation: Professional Athlete
  • Family: Wife Harmony Bowman, and dogs Milly and Lief
  • Sports Highlights - - -
    • Race Wins: San Diego 100, Leona Divide 50, Miwok 100k, Sean O'Brien 50 (2), Tarawera 100k (2), Ultra-Trail Australia 100k, Ultra Trail Mt Fuji (2)
    • FKTs: Lost Coast, Loowit Trail, Three Sisters Loop, Wonderland Trail, Joshua Tree Traverse
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