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100: An FKT Story

100: An FKT Story

100. I did not begin my FKT career with that intention.  Quite the opposite. For one decade, I focused solely on one Fastest Known Time. The Adirondack 46 Unsupported Thru-hike. 183 miles and 46 mountains over 4000 feet with 63 thousand feet of vertical gain. That was...

Cape Cod Traverse FKT

Cape Cod Traverse FKT

Cape Cod Traverse Location: MassachusettsDistance: 64.66 milesElevation gain: 1650 feetRachel Bambrick's first FKT went mostly to plan, but what happened after she finished is a solid reminder that your route is more than just where you finish.On Saturday 5/14/2022, I...

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...

An FKT Tale: Olympic Peninsula Traverse

An FKT Tale: Olympic Peninsula Traverse

The history: Land acknowledgement: Humans have been inhabiting the peninsula for at least 13,000 years. A long, rich history of thriving cultures and the encroachment of colonizers mark the history of this region. The lands that make up the Olympic Peninsula of...

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