FKT

Karel Sabbe Breaks the Appalachian Trail Supported Fastest Known Time (FKT)

Karel Sabbe Breaks the Appalachian Trail Supported Fastest Known Time (FKT)

Karel Sabbe set out to break the record for the set by Karl Meltzer in 2016.  The fastest overall time on the AT belonged to Karel Sabbe (@karelsabbe) on Aug...

Aug 29, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Ultrarunner 100 Miles Over Record Pace on the Appalachian Trail

Ultrarunner 100 Miles Over Record Pace on the Appalachian Trail

Karel Sabbe, a Belgian ultrarunner/dentist (I will always enjoy learning the innocuous side gigs of ultrarunners), is looking to be the runner to break Joe "Stringbean" McConaughy's fastest known

Aug 24, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Q&A With Harvey Lewis: The Most Recent Runner to Attempt the Appalachian Trail FKT

Q&A With Harvey Lewis: The Most Recent Runner to Attempt the Appalachian Trail FKT

On July 18, Harvey Lewis finished his FKT attempt on the Appalachian Trail. His 49-day, 15-hour hike is the eighth fastest all time. Harvey started his supported attempt on May...

Jul 23, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Ultrarunner Harvey Lewis Attempting to Set New Appalachian Trail FKT

Ultrarunner Harvey Lewis Attempting to Set New Appalachian Trail FKT

Something about the Appalachian Trail sure does bring out the best in ultrarunning’s elite, and Harvey Lewis is no exception. The high school teacher and Badwater champ is looking to...

Jul 6, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy Smashes Self-Supported (and Supported) AT Record

Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy Smashes Self-Supported (and Supported) AT Record

On August 31 2017, Joe "Stringbean" McConaughy reached Katahdin after thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 45 days, 12 hours, and 10 minutes. If verified (which is looking likely), this record will

Sep 1, 2017 : The Editors
The Man Behind the Claimed AT FKT: Dan “Knotts” Binde

The Man Behind the Claimed AT FKT: Dan “Knotts” Binde

Dan "Knotts" Binde claims to have set the self-supported AT speed record on July 19th. After his SPOT device broke on him, he struggled to confirm the record. FKT judges...

Aug 25, 2017 : Mary Beth Skylis
Did Dan “Knotts” Binde Set the Self-Supported FKT on the AT?

Did Dan “Knotts” Binde Set the Self-Supported FKT on the AT?

May 26th 2017- July 19th 2017 (53:22:57) On July 19th, Dan “Knotts” Binde allegedly set a new self-supported speed record on the Appalachian Trail shortly after taking a nap two...

Aug 8, 2017 : Mary Beth Skylis
Karl Meltzer on Being the AT’s Fastest Man, Fueling for an FKT, and Going Through 19 Pairs of Trail Runners

Karl Meltzer on Being the AT’s Fastest Man, Fueling for an FKT, and Going Through 19 Pairs of Trail Runners

If you don't know who @speedgoatkarl) is at this point, may I be the first to welcome you to the real world.  How was your time under the rock? After winning...

Sep 30, 2016 : Zach
Examining FKTs: The Kaiha Bertollini Case Study

Examining FKTs: The Kaiha Bertollini Case Study

For the latest, check out the update at the bottom of this post. Last week, we Karl Meltzer broke Scott Jurek's supported AT record, Bertollini posted the following to Heather...

Sep 20, 2016 : Zach
Karl Meltzer Sets New Supported Appalachian Trail Speed Record

Karl Meltzer Sets New Supported Appalachian Trail Speed Record

There's a new FKT to beat on the Appalachian Trail.  Earlier this morning, Karl Meltzer set a new AT supported speed record, with a time of 45 days, 22 hours, and 38...

Sep 18, 2016 : Zach