The FKT Team

Fastest Known Time is brought to you by thousands of people just like yourself, who are getting out, doing cool routes, and submitting them to this website.

As well as these folks:

Peter Bakwin


With a PhD in Physics from Harvard University, Peter is extraordinarily qualified to keep track of your FKT efforts, fairly and accurately. Peter diligently maintained the FKT website ( for 10 years. He is also the only person to have completed the Hardrock Double (100 miles in one direction then 100 in the other, all within the normal cutoffs), along with countless other routes in the mountains and deserts of the west.

Buzz Burrell


Along with Peter, Buzz has helped popularize the term "Fastest Known Time", starting when they set the FKT on the John Muir Trail in the year 2000, a year after his FKT on the Colorado Trail. He formerly managed Ultimate Direction, a manufacturer of adventure and running packs, and previously managed the La Sportiva Mountain Running Team. Buzz's proudest accomplishment is not having died yet.

Jeff Schuler


Jeff develops websites and web applications through his company Substrate Websoft for organizations that focus on environment, empowerment, and education. Current client projects include the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland Metroparks' map app. He alternates between training for road marathons with the Boulder Track Club and enjoying the trails and rocks around Boulder. Besides work and running, Jeff plays Brazilian music on the violin and mandolin. (@digmob)

Craig Randall

Podcast, Advertising, Newsletter

Craig worked as a marketer for a decade in the outdoor sports industry. Recently he launched Outdoor Inventory, a business that helps people give second life to their outdoor gear and apparel. He is a contributing writer to iRunFar. Craig's running career started when he joined his high-school cross-country team in Boulder, Colorado. Still in Boulder, Craig also rock climbs, plays basketball, and spends QT with his wife, Christin.

Allison Mercer

Director of Community Partnerships

Allison is a project manager doing Emmy-Award work in the sports industry on shows like Inside the NBA on TNT. She started running in middle school after not getting picked on the basketball team and competed on the ultimate frisbee team while attending the University of Pennsylvania.  Having only recently gotten into trail running, she has set several FKTs including the Georgia Loop, and credits FKTs for introducing her to her husband, Ben.

Regional Editors

Volunteer Regional Editors verify and edit every FKT worldwide. Huge thank you's to the following (listed east to west):

Stefan Bergsten

Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway; (FKTs); plus Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Monaco, Liechtenstein (Routes only)
Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden

Michael Geisler

Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Czechia, Slovakia; (FKTs, Routes)
Hometown: Innsbruck, Austria
StravaInstagram, Facebook

Torben Osterlund

Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Monaco, Liechtenstein; (FKTs)
Hometown: Leiden, Netherlands

Carlo Scarlata

Spain, Andorra, France, Portugal, Canary Islands, Italy; (FKTs, Routes)
Hometown:  Monza, Italy

Mike Jones

United Kingdom, Ireland; (Routes)
Hometown: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Mike Pini

United Kingdom, Ireland; (FKTs)
Hometown: Hook, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Strava; Instagram

Anthony Zacharakis

United Kingdom (FKTs)
Hometown: Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Strava; Instagram

Kepler Barnhart

Canada (FKTs, Routes)
Hometown: Knoxville, TN

Brandon Chase

(United States:) Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont; (FKTs)
Hometown: Northeast Harbor, ME

Charlotte Winkler

(United States:) New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia, (FKTs, Routes)
Hometown: Lake Placid, New York

Jack Kuenzle

(United States:) West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Florida. AND: Bosnia, Albania, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Slovenia; (FKTs)
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia; (FKTs)
Strava, Instagram

Nathan Broom

(United States:) North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio
Hometown: Corydon, Indiana; (FKTs)

Tate Knight

(United States:) Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma; (FKTs, Routes)
Hometown: Bloomfield, CT
Strava; Instagram

Andrew Cameron

(United States:) California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Hawaii; (FKTs)
Hometown: Logan, UT
Strava; Instagram

Alex Bond

(United States:) Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Alaska; (FKTs, Routes)
Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Tyler Andrews

South America, Central America, Caribbean; (FKTs)
Hometown: Concord, MA, USA
Instagram  Online Coaching

Jase Trimmer

Australia, New Zealand, Japan; (FKTs, Routes)
Hometown: Sydney, Australia

Previous Regional Editors

Ryan Williams

(United States:) Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont; (FKTs, Routes)
Hometown: Concord, MA
Strava, Instagram,

Joshua Frank

(United States:) California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Hawaii; (FKTs, Routes)
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

Miles Kenyon-Slaney

(Canada:) Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon; (FKTs, Routes)
Hometown: Kimberley, British Columbia

Additional credits

FKT logo and brand designed by the amazing Brian Bornhoeft.