Podcast: Episode 173: FKTOY #3 and #2 Awards

End of Year

#3 Female: Anna Troup

FKT: Pennine Way (UK)

Time: 3d 00h 46m 37s

Notes: The premier long trail in the UK is also very competitive; 8 hrs quicker than her own FKT set 2 weeks earlier

Athlete Comments: "It was typical English weather, which means it rained most of the time.”

"The classic style in the UK is full Support, partially because we've  been doing this a long time, before GPS and watches and so forth, so people were just there to watch and verify you.  And to share in the joy."

#3 Male: Timothy Olson

FKT: Pacific Crest Trail (CA, OR, WA)

Time: 51d 16h 55m 00s

Notes: Very consistent pace (51.3 mpd) on a very long trail (2,653 mi) while navigating numerous Fire Closures; 16 hrs faster than Karel Sabbe 2016

Athlete Comments: (None at this time)

Previous Podcast: https://fastestknowntime.com/podcast/137-timothy-olson

#2 Female: Mikaela Osler

FKT: Long Trail (VT) 

Time: 6d 11h 33m 00s

Notes: Unsupported fast time on a gnarly Premier Route; 7min faster than Nika Meyers 2020

Athlete Comments: "If I had went Self-supported I could slept at my own house next to the trail! I underestimated the food so I was hungry the whole time. This Trail is so hard; there are no switchbacks."

Previous Podcast: https://fastestknowntime.com/podcast/118-fktoy-2020-p1

#2 Male: Karel Sabbe

FKT: Via Alpina, Red Trail (Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, France, Monaco)

Time: 30d 08h 40m 00s

Notes: Traversed the entire Alps through 8 countries, starting and finishing on the sea; 14 days faster than Self-supported from 2019

Athlete Comments: "My plan was 87km/day, the same at the AT, but the Via Alpina has 20-25% more vertical gain. Originally I desperately wanted to hike the PCT, but didn't have enough time off work to do it slowly - that's how I got started with fast thru-hiking."

Previous Podcast (our 2nd ever!): https://fastestknowntime.com/podcast/episode-2-karel-sabbe

Full CV

Anna Troup

  • Age: 51
  • City: Henley on Thames, United Kingdom
  • Family: Two teens one 18 the other 17 (18 year old was youngest finisher at Javelina 100 mile race when she was 16 in 2019) 
  • Do most of my race adventures with my partner, Richard Staite who often makes great videos of our races.
  • Occupation: Non Executive Director for financial services companies 
  • Sports Highlights - - -
    • Aug 2021 - Pennine Way FKT
    • July 2021 - Lakeland 100 - 1st
    • June 2021 - Summer Spine - 1st (2nd overall)
    • Jan 2020 - Arc of Attrition - 1st and course record
    • Mar 1991 - Stroked Oxford Blue Boat to victory over Cambridge
  • Social Media - - -

Timothy Olson

  • Age: 38
  • City: Boulder
  • Occupation: Professional trail runner for Adidas TERREX 
  • Family: wife Krista, children Tristan, Kai, and Esmeray
  • Sports Highlights - - -
    • Western States 100: 2011 6th, 2012 Course Record 14:46:44s, 2013 1st
    • UTMB: 4th, 21:38:23
    • Penyagolosa 1st 2018
  • Social Media - - -
    • Strava: Timothy Olson
    • ‘Gram: @timothyallenolson
    • Facebook: Timothy Olson
    • Websites: Timothyallenolson.com; Adventuremindful.com

Mikaela Osler

  • Age: 27
  • City: Albuquerque
  • Family: My partner Troy (also a trail runner) and a lot of house plants
  • Occupation: Writer (Technically writing is more of a vocation. Being a grad student teaching college composition courses pays my bills)
  • Sports Highlights - - -
    • CT Women's Self-supported FKT (#2 FKTOY 2021)
    • LT Women's Unsupported FKT (#3 FKTOY 2020)
    • A couple of top-10 finishes in local ultras
    • Triple Crown (PCT 2016, CDT 2018, AT 2019). 
  • Social Media - - -

Karel Sabbe



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