FKTs of the Year: Karel Sabbe, Alyssa Godesky Take Top Honors for Record Times
Fastest known times by Karel Sabbe on the Appalachian Trail and Alyssa Godesky on the Vermont Long Trail won awards from FastestKnownTime.com in 2018.
Winter Speed Record on Arctic Circle Trail: Watch
Jason Antin and Mike Chambers quest into the Arctic for a brutally cold FKT. In Greenland, the only known speed record of the Arctic Circle Trail was during summer. But this attempt was during the dead of winter.
Track Your FKT: SPOT X and Other Smart Strategies to Go the Distance
With new two-way satellite messaging devices like the SPOT X, sharing your fastest known time with the world is simpler than ever. Are you ready?
Man Smashes Superior Hiking Trail FKT With Fractured Leg
With his 310-mile self-supported speed hike, Ajay Pickett now holds the overall fastest known time along the northern Minnesota trail. That’s even with breaking his leg days before the finish.
Summit Twice, Run Around: Grueling Rainier Infinity Loop Sees New Record
Inspired by Chad Kellogg’s life of perpetual motion, a pair of Coloradan adventurers claims the fastest known time of the 130-mile, 40,000-foot-gain challenge on Mount Rainier.
9 Mountains in 20 Hours: How Runner Crushed 12er Challenge
Mountain runner Cody Lind recently set an FKT on a quirky course covering Idaho’s nine highest peaks. He did the Idaho 12er challenge in a single day without rest. We found out how.
‘Toughest Trek’ FKT to Become Hollywood Film
Two years ago a team of elite runners ran a trail many consider among the toughest in the world in a record time. With 11 mountain passes, most above 16,000 ft., this trail is a crusher. Now, their story is coming to the big screen.
Racing the Tide: Dylan Bowman Sets FKT on Lost Coast Trail
Dylan Bowman set out to set a fastest known time on one gnarly ultra run: The Lost Coast Trail. He faced 57 miles, 11,000 vertical feet, soft sand, and remote risks as he raced the tide on the way to an FKT.
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.
Tackling An FKT? You’re Eligible For A Grand And Free Gear
Shoot for the record books with a blazing a thru-hike or trail run, and you could land a cool $1,000 and some free gear. And all you have to do is try.