FKT

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
Made to be Broken: the Karl Meltzer Story

Made to be Broken: the Karl Meltzer Story

‘Made to be Broken’ is a film about Karl Meltzer falling down. Watch this incredible video here But then, it might be more appropriate to say that Red Bull’s documentary...

Apr 13, 2017 : Maggie Wallace
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 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

Sep 13, 2016 : Zach
Carly Moree Aims to Set New Pacific Crest Trail Speed Record

Carly Moree Aims to Set New Pacific Crest Trail Speed Record

You read that correctly.  Our very own Carly "Papi" Moree, co-author of Heather "Anish" Anderson, set the self-supported FKT (fastest known time) at 60 days, 17 hours, and 12 minutes in

Aug 2, 2016 : Zach
Hiking the 210-Mile John Muir Trail in Less 3.5 Days: An Interview with Andrew Bentz

Hiking the 210-Mile John Muir Trail in Less 3.5 Days: An Interview with Andrew Bentz

The Reinhold Metzger, who was the first one to start doing speed attempts on the JMT. He looked at me and told me something along the lines of me being...

Jul 18, 2016 : The Editors
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