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Diego Pazos on Via Alpina (Switzerland)
Complete - new FKT!

46.51022831674, 7.7717084

Athlete: Diego Pazos
Start date:
Style: Supported
Status: Complete - new FKT!
Tracker: Tracker

8/20:  Started ~ 4:00.  100km at about 18:40

8/21:  200km at about 15:21 (35h21m)

8/22:  At 1:40am Diego is at about 248km (Rotstockhutte), and ~56km ahead of where Wouter was at this point.  300km at 14:40 (now nearly 70km ahead).

8/23:  Done at ~ 11:40am ! ~3d7h40m !

Jeff Garmire on Colorado Trail (CO)
Complete - new FKT!

38.317049, -106.5122368

Athlete: Jeff Garmire
Start date:
Style: Unsupported
Status: Complete - new FKT!

Jeff is carrying a tracker, but the link is private.

Day 1 (8/28):  "At 6:25am MST Jeff began his unsupported FKT attempt of the Colorado Trail. After every other plan was canceled and with sensitivity towards the current pandemic, he thought this would be the year to explore the limits of an unsupported hike. Jeff is carrying all the food and supplies he needs for 485 miles at a record pace, including multiple tiger-themed items and a pair of $6 WalMart shorts. We also have some photographers who will be documenting and updating along the way.  Goal is to hike about 50 miles today, then sleep for 4-5 hours."  Jeff reached the vicinity of Hermosa Peak ~ 51 miles before taking a sleep break.

Day 2 (8/29):  "11:15am. Our film crew saw Jeff after the torrential rain had passed and he was cresting another pass around mile 75. He’s ahead of the current unsupported FKT, and starting to feel the miles. @austinventuress said the next 3,000-foot climb is steep and filled with avalanche debris. Regardless, if Jeff stays on pace he’ll be over 100 miles into the Colorado Trail by the end of today. He’s also looking really intense."  Stony Pass (94 miles) ~ 20:00

Day 3 (8/30):  "1:38pm. Jeff hit Mile 128 (Spring Creek Pass, Hwy 149) looking hella strong and recovered from the nasty storms of the last two days. He’s only checking his mileage at 6:25am every day, exact 24-hour intervals from his start. That helps him make sure he’s on track for the record without being stressed and constantly checking mileage. The altitude and effort is a bummer on his stomach, but he’ll be dropping lower for the next section."

Day 4 (8/31):  "Mile 183, 1:10pm. Jeff spent the day crossing rolling hills surrounded by ranches, cows, and oceans of sage. The film crew got a GPS ping from 10 miles out, which Jeff hiked at well over 3MPH to surprise them (again) by showing up 30 minutes before they predicted he would. By now, midday on Day 4, Jeff’s food weight is down by probably 8 pounds, and the terrain and weather is way more mild than the first three days. He’s well on track for the record and hiking strong. The Colorado Trail is incredible, with such varied terrain. The film crew captured this “cow country” area with long-distance photos and remote drone footage."

Day 5 (9/01):  "4:33pm, Mile 232. Jeff is on the Collegiate East section of the trail, cruising through aspen groves and along dirt roads. The crew got footage of him off Highway 50 near the Little Arkansas River, just 10 miles before his halfway point. The San Juans and San Luis Peak with a heavy pack was exhausting, his stomach is still bad, but he had a major victory this morning by keeping a Clif Bar down. He also had snow this morning and ice on his sleeping bag the other morning, but his attitude is great."

Day 6 (9/02):  "9pm, Mile 290. Cool, clear night with a full moon. The crew caught Jeff about 10 miles before Twin Lakes with a moon bright enough that it was possible to hike without a headlamp. This midsection of the CT is providing less opportunity for the crew to film Jeff, and they were only able to catch him in full dark last night. You can see the light of his headlamp up the trail. A message from Jeff confirmed that his mind has started to go, and he had his first hallucination the other night (a safari guide, crouched in the bushes with binoculars). With over 50 miles per day and two hours of sleep per night, will only get more intense from here. The weather is holding and there isn’t a cloud in the sky today. Fingers crossed for big miles."

Day 7 (9/03):  "Twin Lakes, outside Leadville. Jeff passed through here early this morning, which means he’s around mile 329... through the Collegiates and heading into the Holy Cross Wilderness. The weather is gorgeous and his spirits are good, even if his feet are totally mangled. Also! Jeff wants to know when y’all think he’s going to finish. For reference, to beat the 2016 standing record, he needs to finish before 6:57pm on 9/6, and he has about 157 miles left as of right now."

Day 8 (9/04):  "9:30am. Copper Mountain. After a hot mess morning for the crew (flat tire + dead camera batteries + no service + no idea where Jeff was + a 4,000-foot climb to location 2) they got to service and realized Jeff was VERY close. Elisabeth and Nik caught him coming down the Copper Mountain area, and Dylan and Austin hauled butt and should catch him at the top of the next pass within a few hours, around Mile 372. Once he’s there, it’s just over 100 miles to the end. (Is he not really blending in with the tiger hoody?)"

Day 9 (9/05):  Jeff crossed US-285 (Kenosha Pass) at about 8:45 this morning, leaving about 72 miles to go.

9/6/2020, 2:43pm. 9 days, 8 hours, 18 minutes. Colorado Trail complete.

Ryan Norton on Pacific Crest Trail through OR (OR)
DNF

43.8533936, -121.9653216

Athlete: Ryan Norton
Start date:
Style: Self-supported
Status: DNF

At approximately 0530 on Saturday August 29th I will begin a self supported effort on the Pacific Crest Trail through Oregon. From the California border I will attempt to cover the 450+ miles as fast as possible without any pre arranged human aid.
If all goes as planned, I hope to arrive at the Bridge of The Gods and cross the WA border around dinner time on Saturday September 5th to set the new self supported and overall FKT. Crazier things have been said and done. I think.

Zachary Szablewski, John Maxwell on Pacific Crest Trail through WA (WA)
DNF

47.2922268, -121.3717566

Start date:
Style: Supported
Status: DNF

We are planning to hike up to the northern terminus from Harts Pass at approximately 2PM on August 30th and officially start the PCT on August 30th at approximately 8PM. Our intent is to finish at Bridge of the Gods at the Oregon border.

Jonathan Thomas on Pacific Crest Trail through WA (WA)
In progress

47.2922268, -121.3717566

Start date:
Style: Self-supported
Status: In progress
Tracker: Tracker

I have food caches I have set up for myself at Rainy Pass, Steven's Pass, Snoqualamie Pass, White Pass, and Trout Lake.

 

Abby Hall on John Muir Trail (CA)
Complete - no FKT

37.234603, -118.8706923

Athlete: Abby Hall
Start date:
Style: Unsupported
Status: Complete - no FKT

9/1:  Left Whitney Portal ~ 7:56, summit 12:35, Forrester 22:02, short nap at Bubbs Creek.

9/2:  Rae Lakes @ 6:42, Mather Pass 20:00

9/3:  Muir Pass @ 9:00, sleep break at S Fork Bear Creek

9/4:  Mono Creek @ 4:50

9/5:  Abby got over Donahue Pass early in the morning (or slept up there?), but her tracker went dark shortly after. ?

Abby's tracker died, but she should be finishing in ~ 4d11h, so no FKT (which is 4d5h), but "super psyched to finish" (according to her husband).

Tara Dower on Mountains to Sea Trail (NC)
In progress

36.0959715, -79.2669619

Athlete: Tara Dower
Start date:
Style: Supported
Status: In progress
Tracker: SPOT Tracker

I am beginning a FKT on the Mountains to Sea Trail on September 1st 2020. Due to Covid my plans to thru hike were changed when I realized to stay away from people I would need to form my own support crew with support vehicles. From there I realized I could try my trail legs and endurance at a FKT.

I want to be as transparent as possible. I have a SPOT Tracker that will ping me every 10 minutes. I realized it doesn’t track my every movement that is why I am also pairing it with my Suunto watch connected to my STRAVA account. Additionally I want to let you know my SPOT tracker is old and doesn’t work too well in the thick woods. That is why I will also be manually tracking my days through social media and on a Google document. I am attempting to set the new record on the new MST (was 930 miles when Van Deren set the record, is currently 1175 miles) in 30 days.

Day 1 / 39.2 miles / start: Clingmans Dome /end: Mile High Campground  The day started at 3am as we awoke at Smokemont Campsite in the GSMNP. We got to Clingmans Dome around 4:50am and that’s when I began my journey. The first 26.6 miles flew by but my pace slowed down greatly once I hit the Blue Ridge Parkway. As I ascended up to Mile High Campground I felt anxious for some reason. It was all justified because when I got to the campsite and expected to see Ryan (my support guy) and the support car wasn’t there. Instead a nice caretaker informed me that our car had broken down. Her husband was headed down to meet Ryan and get some things so I could camp. While I freaked out Ryan and my parents made a plan to get a new vehicle out to us the next day. The caretakers invited me to use a cabin instead of camping and then a nearby camp offered me fish tacos and lovely conversation. The night ended well but it was surely an eventful first day on trail.

Day2 /43.6 miles / start: mile high campground / end: Haywood Gap  Since my dad and Ryan were out all day fixing the car I had to pack a full days worth of supplies for the 43 miles. Instantly as I started running my knee and shin were aching. It was a long and lonely day. But once I got to the gap my dad and Ryan were there to provide me with company, comfort and conversation. I’m thankful for my support team

Day 3 / 40.9 miles / start: Haywood gap / end: Sleepy Gap  The morning of day 3 was spent navigating the difficult Middle Prong Wilderness in the dark. Since it isn’t blazed I had a lot of trouble finding my way through it. But with the help of All Trails I made it out (thanks @twoonthetrail). My pace continued to slow as my knee hurt and my shin/ankle swelled. Half was through the day I prayed and pleaded to God to please heal my knee and then my husband called me. I told him my symptoms and he casually said I’ve had that several times just do this stretch. I did it and I was all good! Thank you Jesus! My ankle and toes are another issue. Day 3 was all good otherwise.

Day 4 / 42 miles / start: sleepy gap / end: Walker knob  Day four was really tough. Though it started out flat And easy the terrain became really rocky and steep which ruined my knees and ankles. This is the first day where I feel an amount of pain. Jim from Friends of the MST hiked with me for 16 miles and then my dad finished the day out with 7. Ryan surprised me a pizza which made the night. It’s getting tough but I’m going to keep pushing forward.

Day 5 / 35.6miles / start: Walker Knob / end: Woodlawn Work Center  It was the hardest day so far and my birthday. I cried more times than I’d like to admit. The pain in my toes (by the way on day 4 Ryan removed two toenails on infected toes), pain in my knees and shin caused me to fall to a 1.5 mph pace. I sped up as I ascended and descended Mt. Mitchell. Ryan and I missed each other at two restock points and by the time I saw him around 1230 pm I was in bad shape. He took care of my pains with pain killers and biofreeze and I was off. As I talked with my husband @jonathandower on the phone I cried as sharp pains targeted my knees and shin. I still had 12 miles to go. The rest of the day was a series of ups and downs. Then as the pain in my shin was becoming too hard to handle I ran into my dad and friend Lexie on trail! They came to finish up the day with me. It was rough but once we got to the end they surprised me with candy, balloons and a birthday song. They then took me to the camp they found and had everything set up for a wonderful camp bday party. I iced my legs for several hour and sat in the nearby stream. Lexie made Baked Ziti and a bday cake. Ryan supplied a bunch of Medical items needed to continue my journey as well much need medical care which has become our nightly routine. My dad brought the fun conversation and familiar comfort. The night ended very well and in the morning I know I’d feel more prepared to take on another day on trail.
 

Day 6 / 24.7 miles / start: Woodlawn Work Center / end: Table Rock Parking  It was difficult to get started today. My feet being so swollen and toes bandaged, it was difficult to hike efficiently. I only did 24 miles which would prove to be good for my body the next day. Linville was very exposed and rocky but also beautiful.

Day 7 / 43.9 miles / start: Table Rock Parking / end: Price Lake Campground  My pace was all over today, from beginning at a 2mph pace and ending with 4mph. Also today was my longest day of hiking and first night hike. I hiked .. I mean swam through Harpers Creek. I lost count but there were soooo many creek crossings. I hiked under and around linn cove viaduct and up Rough Ridge. The end of the day was beautiful. Also @reesie_pop got me new Lone Peaks and they have saved my feet and legs. I’m finally hiking again with little pain.

Day 8 / 40 miles / start: Price Pond/ end: Jefferson Overlook  I kept up a steady 3 mph pace as I hiked near Blowing Rock and Boone today. I got lost near Moses Cone but eventually found my way. Tomorrow it calls for rain.. for 5 days .. ugh.. ok let’s get it! But if anyone here has fast tips on how to keep the feet dry that’d be great. I’m most worried about my feet staying wet because you can cause some problems with my already formed blisters. Additionally I think I have minor trench foot 🤢 Still hiking with a lot of pain but we are getting ahead of it with painkillers and starting earlier so I have more time to hike.  Additionally we were able to stay at my friend and trail angel @janpstan place last night. It was very nice because I were able to finally take a shower, soak my feet, jump in the hot tub (quite literally that is the first thing I did, clothes and all I just jumped right into the hot tub.) and eat black bean burgers. thanks Jan it was truly magical and amazing. Side note: some of my Strava posts have not been uploading correctly. They seem to be lost but you can always check my SPOT tracker for accuracy and honesty of my FKT attempt. I knew something like this might happen that is why I have two forms of tracking.

Day 9 / 37 miles / start: Jefferson Overlook / end: Devils Garden Overlook  FINISHED THE MOUNTAINS!! Today was one of my shorter days. I felt pretty good all day as I anticipated the rain to come at any moment. Luckily it held off for quite a while until around midday.  I battled some serious anxiety on trail today and it was hard to combat it. Eventually I found some peace and enjoyed talking with my parents, grandma, and in laws on the phone. I found a lot of happiness in my podcast and audiobooks too (thanks @biancafernandezbrown for the recommendations). 

Day 10 / 44 miles / start: Devils Garden Overlook / end: Some Vineyard  First day in the Piedmont region was ... interesting. Stone Mountain was very cool! Ryan and I kept missing each other but finally linked back up around mile 17. I begin my first day of road walking and that was hard. When I began my walking on the road people hollered at me and one guy literally stopped in the middle of the road to ask if I was European....???  My knees and ankles felt the pain and I was nervous of getting hit by car. It was all jokes until after Elkin when the road became very narrow and I had trouble walking with the amount of cars that sped through. I was so afraid by the end of the night I trembled in fear for the next day. I wondered “ is it worth it?” That may sound dramatic but I was so close to being hit by a lady in a vehicle that it made me wonder what was important in my life. At this point I’m taking it day by day and evaluating these risks.  Tomorrow I have 25 miles of road so let’s see how I do with that.

Day 11 / 33 miles / start: Vineyard / end: Pinnacle Hotel Rd. Near Pilot Mtn  25 miles on the road was extremely difficult. It was getting hot pretty quick because we started at 8am so I’d feel safe in the daylight. Typically I’ve been starting hours before sun up. I mostly stayed on country roads that weren’t too busy so that was comforting. However by 3 or 4 I called up my husband and I was hysterical. It was so hot so he looked up the weather in my area and found it to be 88 but felt like 95 degrees. I soon entered the woods on the Pilot Mtn. Corridor trail and a wild Rascal (@meganjoy94)ran up. We caught up and laughed but I mostly ranted about my bad day on the roads. I struggled to tell her that I felt like this was too difficult for me and I wanted to quit... yes I wanted it to be done. But she and Ryan pushed another 3 miles out of me and we ended at a park where we slept in our cars as rain poured.  Tomorrow’s another day... Pilot Mtn and Hanging Rock.

Day 12 / 42.6 miles / start: Pinnacle Hotel Rd. Near Pilot Mtn/ end: Hemlock Golf Club  Today began with hiking with Rascal up Pilot mountain. The night before we slept in her car together and Ryan slept in mine. I had trouble falling asleep because of how hot it was that night. Around 1030 I finally dozed. I woke up barely awake and it took awhile getting ready. As Rascal and I hiked up pilot at 4am it was difficult to find our way on the detours provided by Friends of the MST. We left Pilot and continued through Sauratown. She left me and I pondered the probability of getting hit by a car in next road section. This scared me and once again I wondered “ is it worth it?” My mind and body has been tired and I try not to make rash decisions though. I know I n we to just push through and see for myself.  I felt a little more encouraged as I met up with Rascal again and she hiked up Hanging Rock with me. It’s been so nice to have company out there... even though she farts a lot 😉  We departed Hanging Rock and my mom who came earlier in the day gave me new @Altra running shoes. We entered a road section and I was able to complete 13.1 more mile relatively quickly. Mom followed in her car making sure we were okay on the roads and that was a huge comfort.  Having my mom and Rascal around has been a huge encouragement. Ryan and I are both tired and needed some new blood around to spice things up. We ended the day at a campground/trailer park. Another roller coaster of a day. 🤷‍♀️

Day 13 / 45 miles / start: Hemlock Golf Club/ end: Church St at Townsend Trail  We woke up after a restful nights sleep at 3am. Rascal and I were off by 4:45am. We began my 30 miles road stretch and my mom followed closely behind. It was dark and stressful to be on the roads at an early hour. As the sun came up I fell into a panic, I stopped at a gas station and told Rascal, my mom and Ryan I couldn’t do it. The roads were too much for me. My mom knows exactly what to say to push me forward, she showed me all id done so far and told me to reevaluate my desires for the hike after Falls Lake in 3 days.  I have noticed a trend in my attitude, morning are difficult to get going and encouraged but by 10am I am working my tail off to make those miles. I know I’m giving everyone whiplash but all that matters is I’m still out here making the miles.  I stopped for a long lunch Oakridge, met Jeremy who produces the MST podcast, and then took a 10 min snooze because the sun was becoming so harsh. I pulled out my sun umbrella and happily hiked through Summerfield at a 3mph pace. Rascal met up with me at the Yadkin/Atlantic Greenway where we ran under a shade canopy. However I burst into tears after seeing a nice couple on a evening stroll and instantly missed @jonathandower and missed not pushing my body to its max everyday. Rascal and I both knew all I needed was food and after the crying stopped we both laughed at how ridiculous I was being. I finished the last 3.5 miles alone and happy, Letting my body wind down and not push the pace.  Said goodbye to my mom today as she went back home, it was amazing having her part of the crew❤️❤️.  We are staying at a hotel near Greensboro and it’s pretttty gross!! But a good nights sleep is ahead.

Day 14 / 48 miles / start: Church St at Townsend / end: Lake Michael near Mebane  MY LONGEST DAY! 48 miles wahooooo!!! However it was met with challenges. We began with 6 miles of trail which was refreshing. Then by the time I left the woods there was Greensboro Monday morning traffic around. I stayed brave and calmly moved through traffic making sure I took my time. Next were a series of beautiful country roads followed by the Haw River trail which went around a golf course and then followed the ...Haw River lol. Rascal then informed me she replanned my day to do 48 miles instead of 45ish. That was what I needed in order to fulfill one of my goals of pushing my limits. However I also knew my friend @p0udrier and @mrspoudrier were expecting us for dinner and the night. I decided I needed to speed up to have an evening with them and get the miles in.  Rascal and I found ourselves around some evening traffic which made us both nervous. She then left me to get her car and I was fast walking up a road when a work truck of men were driving by. I always wave at people in order to tell them thank you for moving over as these men did at the time. However in the middle of waving to them the driver faked like he was going to hit me and swerved back. He then waved back and they all laughed. That really disturbed and upset me. My biggest concern has been the roads and to know people think it’s funny to joke like they would hit me with their vehicle is not okay.  I have seen people texting and driving, people have barked at me from their cars, some people speed up going past me and barely move over but I’m trying to look past that and focus on the good. For instance I got my feet caught in a discarded bike tire and my entire body smacked the pavement hard. A man stopped to pick me up and make sure I was okay. I’ve had people slow all the way down to pass me as well as encourage me on with thumbs up. I will focus on those people and try to forget about the non desirable moments in order to continue to push forward on this journey.  By the way BIG THANK YOU to Ryan and Rachel who are amazing trail angels. I ❤️ y’all and appreciate your hospitality.

Day 15 / 44.6 miles / start: Lake Michael near Mebane / end: East Greer St.  Simple day of hiking/running on roads, through Hillsborough, into Eno River State Park and entered the Falls Lake Area. We stayed with @tarheelhiker who was soooo generous. She made us dinner, I soaked in Epsom Salt bath and just simply hung out.

Nancy East, Chris Ford on Great Smoky Mountains National Park 900 (NC, TN)
In progress

35.6117644, -83.4895449

Start date:
Style: Supported
Status: In progress

We are attempting to raise $60,000 for a Preventative Search and Rescue (PSAR) Program in the park and are collaborating with Friends of the Smokies for the fundraiser. Nancy is a search and rescue team member on the North Carolina side of the park in Haywood County. The tragic search operation for Susan Clements in 2018 inspired us to combine an FKT attempt with a fundraiser. Details about the fundraiser can be found here: https://friendsofthesmokies.org/blog/tour-de-smokies-fundraiser-preventive-search-and-rescue/

We will be tracking through Gaia GPS and taking time-stamped photos of trail signs at each junction within the park. Daily posts about our progress will be made on Nancy’s Facebook and Instagram pages (see links below).

Kristian Dela Cour on Caledonia Way (United Kingdom)
Complete - new FKT!

56.81693466772, -5.1032339

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

I'll be setting off 00:01 4th September (UK time) to cover the Caledonia Way as a first known attempt, solo and therefore an FKT.

I'm just an average runner with big ideas and will give it a go.

Katherine A Baird on Superior Hiking Trail (MN)
Complete - new FKT!

47.7110873, -90.5061525

Start date:
Style: Unsupported
Status: Complete - new FKT!
Tracker: Tracker

I'll be attempting an FKT of the Superior Hiking Trail starting on September 4th from the northern terminus. I've got 10 days of food at the start and will be doing this hike unsupported. 

I'll be tracking at 20 minute intervals from my InReach Mini, and will also be keeping notes for each day on the Polarsteps app, which I'll share afterwards.

If I seriously miscalculated the amount of food that I'll need, then I'll be switching to a self-supported hike.

From the tracker looks like ~ 10d8h45m.  Also seems like she stayed unsupported?

 

Martin Coulombe on Rideau Trail (ON, Canada)
DNF

44.248084, -76.5349942

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

I am intending to run / hike the Rideau Trail, solo with support (occasional food and water resupplies, planned rest period in Smiths Falls, Ontario) from the South Terminus in Kingston, Ontario to the North Terminus in Ottawa, Ontario (approx. 328 km) on or about 05 SEPTEMBER 2020, in an attempt to set a supported FKT.
 

Leah Atherton on South West Coast Path (UK)
DNF

50.5280634, -3.5072591000001

Athlete: Leah Atherton
Start date:
Style: Supported
Status: DNF
Tracker: SPOT Tracker

So, I start running next week which means there's no backing out now... I set off on Sunday 6th September from Studland Point, Poole (the Southern terminus) and am attempting to clear the trail in 11-12 days (current record is 14 days and change, but I'm trying to have a buffer, in case things go wrong). I will be fully supported by my long suffering partner, and a couple of training buddies who will be chasing me round the Westcountry on a van while I shuffle as fast as I can to Minehead.

NB. There are multiple river crossings with ferries that are unreliable at the best of times, never mind hitting them at odd hours, so van support is going to have to include getting a ride from one side of the river round to the other. I have checked this with the South West Coast Path Association and its fine by them. (Some of the ferries literally run 2 hours in the mid morning and 1 hour in the afternoon, if the tide is right, or by calling the boatman, maybe... I may have learned this the hard way last time and had to be rowed across by a nice local haha...)

While the trail is intimately familiar from growing up in South Devon, and having fastpacked the route 2 years ago, I've never attempted anything this big before. Heck, I shouldn't even stand a chance at the record all considered, but I'll damn well give it a shot. Sometimes us nobodies have to have a crack.

I've put the call out to the Westcountry trail running community to keep me company on their home stretch, and to corroborate.

Here goes nothing...!

Ricky Vandegrift on Sheltowee Trace (KY)
Complete - new FKT!

36.7252104, -84.5103998

Start date:
Style: Self-supported
Status: Complete - new FKT!

Tracker link is private.  North bound.

9/07:  Started 4:00, slept near Great Meadows GC.

9/08:  Slept south of Cotton Patch Rec Site.

9/09:  Afternoon power nap, then more miles, sleeping briefly near Ben Branch.

9/10:  Hwy 490 "A little past halfway".

 

John Harrison Pockler on Bruce Trail (ON, Canada)
In progress

43.0895577, -79.0849436

Start date:
Style: Supported
Status: In progress
Tracker: Tracker

Starting:  September 11, 6 am EST (Must finish by ~ 3am on 9/20 to get the FKT)

I am planning to start on September 11 at 6:00 am EST in Tobermory (north) heading towards Niagara Falls (south). My crew are Alexander Emeny and Connor Emeny who will be joining me for the entire trip as well as Jamie McDonell who will be supporting for the majority of the time with his car.

Paige Pasquini on Colorado Trail (CO)
DNF

38.317049, -106.5122368

Start date:
Style: Self-supported
Status: DNF

My name is Paige Pasquini aka Fiddle and I’m going to be attempting to break the women’s self supported record on the Colorado Trail Collegiate East currently held by Mikaela O.  (Tracker is private.)

9/11:  Started Waterton Canyon at 5:30.  https://www.instagram.com/p/CFAAx8JF92s/

9/14:  "146 miles and I’m out, I spent most of the day googling remedies for potentially torn Achilles and trying to tape so I could walk a few more miles. This was the hardest and most painful thing iv ever tried to do. Mad props to people who FLT their way through, I have a whole new respect. I’m a little sad but mostly stoked I had the opportunity to try. Thanks for following along and supporting me with your kind words!"

Kristian Morgan on South West Coast Path (UK)
In progress

50.5280634, -3.5072591000001

Start date:
Style: Supported
Status: In progress
Tracker: Tracker

I Kristian Morgan will be attempting to complete the South West Coast Path in an anticlockwise direction (Poole to Minehead) in the fastest possible time. My primary support will be Sharon Mullan. I'm aiming to beat the current fastest known time of 10d 15h 18m held by Damian Hall, a great athlete with many accomplishments. If I do not reach this goal my other goals include...

  1. Break Mark Berrys 2nd Fastest Known Time 11d 8h 15m,
  2. Break 12 days,
  3. Break 13 days,
  4. Break 14 days,
  5. Break Patrick Devine-Wrights 3rd Fastest Known Time 14d 8h 2m
  6. Break 15 days,
  7. Break 16 days,
  8. Break Malcolm Laws 4th Fastest Known Time 16d 9h 57m,
  9. If I fail to achieve my listed goals I will endeavor to complete the full trail in whatever time it takes.

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People can also follow the journey on these social media platforms...

9/13:  Started ~ 3:30am

Michael Mcknight on Colorado Trail (CO)
In progress

38.317049, -106.5122368

Start date:
Style: Supported
Status: In progress
Tracker: Tracker

West to East and taking the Collegiate East route.

9/14:  Started 8:54am

9/15:  Break at Little Molas Lake, restart ~7:28am, Carson Saddle at 20:16.

9/16:  Break at Spring Creek Pass, restart ~ 4:56.  Hwy 114 ~ 21:35

9/17:  11:21 at Marshall Pass (266.8 miles to go)

9/18:  14:38 at Tennessee Pass.  After ~5d6h just 142 miles to go!

Dan Barger on Western States 200 (CA)
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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.