Free Gear Fridays: Merrell MQM Flex Shoes & Hiking Trip Giveaway
This week, as part of our larger Find Your FKT contest, we’re giving away 12 pairs of Merrell MQM Flex shoes and an all-expenses-paid weekend hiking trip for two.
Hybrid Future: 2019 Footwear Sneak Peek From Merrell
GearJunkie got a first look at the upcoming Merrell Rove and MQM Ace footwear, coming to market in 2019.
Fastest Known: Film Documents ‘Origins of FKT’
An original production from GearJunkie and Wild Confluence, ‘Origins Of FKT’ gives a visual timeline of the rise of fastest known time attempts and the culture that has developed around it since 2000.
Fastest Known: Trail Running Trend Hits Stride in 2018
Long an obscure pursuit, FKT today nears critical mass. Major brand sponsors, media coverage, Red Bull stunts, and athlete Kilian Jornet are driving the movement into the mainstream.
Speed Records: How to Document Your FKT
Looking to try to set a “fastest known time” (FKT)? Here’s how to record your attempt the right way to ensure your FKT will be valid among the community of athletes who follow FKTs.
Rise of FKT: How Wild Spaces Sparked an Ultra Sport
Runners are attempting – and crushing – fastest known times like never before. But detractors claim the practice takes away from the wilderness experience.
What’s Your Favorite Hiking Trail? Vote to Win
Love hiking? Check out our ‘Find Your FKT’ contest with Merrell where you can vote for your favorite epic trail. We’re giving away cash donations to support nine iconic hiking trails. And you can win a weekend hiking getaway or a pair of Merrell MQM Flex shoes!
New Breed: Merrell MQM FLEX ‘Hybrid’ Trail Shoe
Seeking a one-quiver shoe for trail and varied terrain? Merrell touts that its MQM FLEX footwear ‘blurs the lines’ for what a trail shoe should do. In this ‘GearJunkie Lab’ article we interview a Merrell insider involved in the design.
Two Men Traverse Greenland’s Arctic Circle Trail in Winter
The trip around Greenland’s Arctic Circle Trail in winter was so remote that the athletes called it the “first known time.” The Arctic Circle Trail crosses about 103 miles from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, to the west coast fishing town of Sisimiut.
Woman Sets Speed Record Up Kilimanjaro
Danish athlete Kristina Schou Madsen scaled 5,895-meter Mount Kilimanjaro in 6 hours, 52 minutes, 54 seconds. The time set a new female Fastest Known Time (FKT). It was Madsen’s first FKT attempt and first time up Kilimanjaro.
Husband-Wife Team Bags 33 Wind River Peaks in Three Weeks
A September storm cut Dave Anderson and Szu-ting Yi’s expedition short. But in the FKT attempt, they climbed equivalent elevation gain to summiting Everest five times.