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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 Karl Meltzer (@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...

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 posted about Kaiha "Wild Card Ninja" Bertollini, a thru-hiker who was gunning for the self-supported FKT....

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
Karl Meltzer is Probably About to Break Scott Jurek’s Supported Appalachian Trail Speed Record

Karl Meltzer is Probably About to Break Scott Jurek’s Supported Appalachian Trail Speed Record

Karl Meltzer, accomplished ultrarunner, appears destined to upend Scott Jurek's Appalachian Trail supported speed record just one year after Jurek established the new FKT.  The latest update has

Sep 13, 2016 : Zach
Interview with Heather “Anish” Anderson

Interview with Heather “Anish” Anderson

“Every inch of the forest on the AT is crawling or scampering or walking or slithering… there’s always something going on.” Heather ‘Anish’ Anderson is the only person – man...

Oct 20, 2015 : Maggie Wallace
Interview with Appalachian Trail Speed Record Holder, Scott Jurek [Video]

Interview with Appalachian Trail Speed Record Holder, Scott Jurek [Video]

Last week I had the opportunity of sitting down with Appalachian Trail supported speed record holder, legendary ultramarathon runner, noted vegan, and author, Scott Jurek. During our nearly hour

Oct 17, 2015 : Zach