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How To Design A New FKT Route

How To Design A New FKT Route

The Fastest Known Time website may hold over 5,900 unique routes for you to discover and explore, but what do you do when you have a new concept for an FKT challenge? How do you turn your wisp of an idea into a fully fledged, accepted route to be recorded and entered...

FKT Routes in England

FKT Routes in England

With its numerous natural areas and outstanding walking paths, England offers many FKT routes for consideration. Participation remains very skewed towards the men.  Of the 573 posted routes and varations, 390 did not have a women's time as of compiling (68.1%). In...

2023 Women’s FKT Of the Year Nominations

2023 Women’s FKT Of the Year Nominations

We've seen another year of incredible FKTs set by women around the world. Every year the FKT website chooses a few FKTs to honor as FKT Of The Year. Community members nominate FKTs for the honor. Next  a voting process whittles the list to the top 5 male and female...

Women Who FKT Weekly News Roundup: June 30, 2023

Women Who FKT Weekly News Roundup: June 30, 2023

Women's athletic performances on the trails were in the news this past week as Courtney Dauwalter ran a record setting run at the  Western States 100, placing 6th overall in a time of 15:29:33. Second place woman Katie Schide also ran under CR pace, in 16:43:45,...

Women Who FKT Weekly News Roundup: June 23, 2023

Women Who FKT Weekly News Roundup: June 23, 2023

The news around FKTs this week was dominated by professional runner Hillary Gerardi's new FKT on Mont Blanc. Gerardi shaved 32 minutes from Emilie Forsberg's previous record on this technical summit. New Women's Speed Record on Mont Blanc Hillary Gerardi Breaks...

Slowest Fastest Known Time

Slowest Fastest Known Time

On June 4, 2022, Calantha Elsby set out to nab the unsupported female Maitland Trail FKT as her first ultramarathon attempt. Despite making rookie mistakes, she still set the record. Here's what she learned and why she doesn't feel the need to go back to prove she...

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