Running around the volcanic landscape of Mount St. Helens is no easy feat. And on Monday, Yassine Diboun did it faster than anyone yet.
On Monday, July 22, Yassine Diboun shaved off 42 seconds from the 7-year-old fastest known time around Mount. St. Helens via the Loowit Trail. The 32-mile Loowit Trail circumnavigates Mount St. Helens through debris fields, sharp volcanic rocks, and sand left by the eruption of St. Helens in 1980.
The route has been left quite barren since the eruption. It cleared out most of the surrounding forest, making the route exposed and hot with little water.
Diboun, a Columbia Montrail athlete, came in at an official time of 5 hours, 59 minutes, 16 seconds. The FKT, sponsored by Columbia, is 42 seconds under the previous record set by Max Ferguson in 2012.