FKT Attempts We're Tracking

FKT attempts we're tracking right now. (Tap to expand.)

Let us know about your project! Announce your intent on the route you're planning to attempt, or send us a message. Include the link to your real-time tracker and let us know your style of support.

Lindsey Weaver on C&O Canal Towpath (MD to DC)
Complete - new FKT!

39.6006523, -77.8205508

Start date:
Style: Supported
Status: Complete - new FKT!

9/25:  Started at 9:00, 50 miles in about 9h53m, 100km ~12h51m

Lindsey's tracker failed, but she completed the route in  2 days, 5 hours, 39 minutes, and 32 seconds.

Amy Sproston on Jordan Trail (Jordan)
Complete - new FKT!

31.185104776445, 35.705748796463

Athlete: Amy Sproston
Start date:
Style: Supported
Status: Complete - new FKT!

She started on Friday 25th and is planning to do it in less than 9 days 10 hours, which is the FKT set by British ultra runners Robbie Britton and Dan Lawson.

The first two people known to run the route in its entirety are our Jordanian champ (@mohammadalswaeity) accompanied by British journalist and ultra runner (@jogonalfie), who ran it in between 17 November and 1 December, 2017. Setting the fastest known time complete the trail. This inspired British Ultra Runners Dan Lawson (@therunningdan) and Robbie Britton (@ultrabritton) to attempt running the route, and they succeeded in setting a new FKT of 9 days and 10 hours. Amy hopes to run faster than that time and set a new overall FKT but will set a women’s FKT anyway by completing the trail. She hopes to highlight the beauty of the Jordanian landscapes and its deep history, and inspire women to take on big adventures

Scott Sambucci on Western States 200 (CA)
DNF

39.1554673, -120.5023204

Start date:
Style: Supported
Status: DNF
Tracker: Tracker

I live in Davis, CA so I've been able to train on the WS course over the past few years, covering many parts of the 100-mile trail in sections. As an ultra-runner, I've completed the Tahoe 200 twice (2017, 2019), three 100-milers and several 50-mile and 50k races. 

For this attempt, my crew includes my wife and son, and my crew chief is a good friend and highly accomplished ultra-runner knows the course well as a three-time Western States 100 finisher. He'll be helping me with some pacing, crossing the river and coordinating the rest of my pacing and support crew throughout the effort.

I expect to take anywhere from 72-84 hours, depending on conditions.

10/09:  Started at 5:22am, 15:18 at Robinson Flat

10/11:

Hey Team -- I had to pull the plug at mile 78 due to injury. 

After making solid progress and staying close to plan for the first 78 miles from Squaw Valley to the River Crossing at Rucky Chucky, I had an Achilles problem that became noticeable around mile 30 and worsened as I progressed down the course and through the Canyons. I aggravated it further during the descent from Foresthill to the River and reached a point that continuing on was impractical.

Thank you for tracking my attempt here, and I'm already thinking about how and when I can tackle this route (and other FKT routes when I'm ready to get back on the trail...)

Lauren Jones on Pinhoti Trail (AL, GA)
Not yet started

33.4039993, -85.874409

Athlete: Lauren Jones
Start date:
Style: Supported
Status: Not yet started

On Sunday October 18, I will be starting my attempt at the supported FKT on the Pinhoti Trail (AL-GA). I will be traveling northbound and hope to finish in about 4.5 days, securing the new overall FKT.

Dan Barger on Western States 200 (CA)
Not yet started

39.1554673, -120.5023204

Athlete: Dan Barger
Start date:
Style: Supported
Status: Not yet started
Tracker: Tracker

Dan's second attempt after DNF at ~ 125 miles on 8/1.  Last time he got to Squaw in about 30h15m.  Let's see how it goes this time!

Starting Sept. 11, 2020 5:00am, from the Placer High School Track.  The route will follow the (modern day) route of the WS 100  Auburn-Squaw-Auburn.  I was entered in the 2020 race and after it was cancelled along with the Tor des Geants (Italy) in September I channeled energy into attempting my first 200 mile distance.  Air quality permitting - backup date is 9/18.