Podcast: Episode 204: Doug McKeever: A Living Legend Recounts Four Decades of Trail Running


Living “wilderness running” legend Doug McKeever joins the podcast this week to reflect on his nearly four decades in the sport. A geology professor and mountain guide in addition to a storied ultrarunner, McKeever has tackled nearly every iconic 100-mile race in the world and recorded three FKTs in the ‘80s and ‘90s, including a speed record on Washington’s Glacier Peak.

But he’s best known for serving as a groundbreaking persona and immutable fixture in the Washington trail running scene. He co-founded the iconic Chuckanut 50K race in 1993 as a way to share some of his favorite local training trails with friends. And after a decade away from the sport, he made a comeback to racing in 2017 when he realized he had more to give. 

Find out what happened when he ran an ultra off of no training, and soak up some of his wisdom and reflections about the sport we all love so much this week on the FKT Podcast. And check out fastestknowntime.com to get McKeever’s “speed record” reports from 30-plus years ago.

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