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“LESSONS FROM THE EDGE” –  a film by Wandering Fever ***** A film documenting Ryan Sandes and Ryno Griesel’s epic adventures traversing the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT). ***** Dropping globally on Red Bull TV and Red Bull’s YouTube Channel on …

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Annie Weiss ran her first ultramarathon on the Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin and won the 50k division. Since then, she’s gone on to run Kettle Moraine, North Face (Wisconsin and San Francisco), Black Canyon, Gorge Waterfalls, and Leadville three times. Annie Weiss Ice Age Trail In 2017, Annie set …

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The Wicklow Round route in Ireland is about 75 miles with 26 peaks and 20,000 feet of gain. For the FKT route, the runner chooses his or her own path … Continue reading "Watch: Bucket List FKT"

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In a way for me, this story actually begins in 2009. I had qualified to run Western States 100 after placing third in the 2008 JFK 50 mile. Wildly unprepared to be running 100 miles as a 24 year old, but who passes up an opportunity like that? I spent the spring doing my best […]

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It was day 10 and I was broken, hobbling, walking every step, unable to run, 388 miles in and 1,800 miles left to go. The first five days of trail-ambling bliss … Continue reading "North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail"

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Over the last few years, FKT, or Fast Known Times have risen in popularity. Or rather, let me rephrase that, it’s simply that the Interwebz has given this genre of running more of an audience. FKTs, if we’re honest have always Read More ...

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It all dates back to 1932 (actually earlier) when a certain Bob Graham broke the Lakeland Fell record by traversing 42 fells and peaks within a 24-hour period, he ran 23:39. The ‘round’ has since become synonymous with fell runners …

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Episode 158 of Talk Ultra and we bring you three interviews from the Monte Rosa Skymarathon – Emelie Forsberg talks about placing 3rd overall with Kilian Jornet and setting their FKT for women. Andy Symonds talks about partnering Tom Owens and …

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Legend has it that Buzz Burrell once hitchhiked 80 miles away from his home in Boulder, Colorado, and ran back on remote trails for two days carrying not much more than a straw and a … Continue reading "Father of the Fastest Known Time"

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Harvey Sweetland Lewis is making his way across the Appalachian Trail in hopes of setting a new FKT of 45 days and a few hours.

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Excerpted from THE PURSUIT OF ENDURANCE: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience by Jennifer Pharr Davis, published April 10, 2018 by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division Penguin Random House, LLC. Copyright © 2018 by Jennifer Pharr Davis. Chapter Eight: The Science of Endurance Since 2015, Shawn Bearden, professor of exercise … Continue reading "The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience"

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Portions of the Lost Coast Trail of Northern California disappear with the high tide. Navigation and timing is everything on this route. Typically trekked by backpack, hikers plan their campsites around the rising of the tide. When pushing for the FKT, Dylan Bowman had to be precise about when and where he would hit sections … Continue reading "Watch Dylan Bowman’s FKT on Northern California’s Lost Coast Trail"

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Episode 154 of Talk Ultra is a packed show! We speak with Ryan Sandes about his amazing FKT with Ryno Griesel on a section of Nepal’s Great Himalayan Trail. Elisabet Barnes discusses taking a break, looking at nutrition and how to …

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What were the most inspiring, difficult, fast, or just plain ‘out-there’ FKT’s last year?  A panel of 27 runners reviewed the 22 Nominees (selected from the hundreds of FKT’s reported last year), voted for their top 5, and the Results …

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This is Episode 150 of Talk Ultra and we chat with Ryan Sandes ahead of his new and exciting FKT attempt in Nepal. Kurt Decker chats with Brian Boyle and Speedgoat is here. ***** NEWS Not much news this early …

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It’s back! An Award for the most notable FKT of the Year.  There’s no big prize – actually no prize whatsoever – but that’s not why we do FKT’s is it?  We want to do and read about what’s cool, what’s …

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Cat Bradley's report from setting the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim fastest known time in 2017.

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Earlier this month, Joe McConaughy stepped off the trail in Maine after demolishing the Fastest Known Time (FKT) for the 2,200-ish mile Appalachian Trail. He averaged about 50 miles a day and completed the journey in an unsupported fashion. So really, how much actual running did he do? (A lot.) …

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Kilian Jornet Summits Mt Everest – Alone and without fixed ropes or oxygen, he completes the climb in and amazing 26 hours. Kilian Jornet has done it again. The Catalan successfully summited Mount Everest this week in 26 hours without the …

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Episode 135 of Talk Ultra brings you two interviews. Eoin Keith talks about running a FKT across Ireland and Tim Freriks talks about bursting onto the world stage with victory at Transvulcania Ultramarathon. It’s a short show this week folks due …

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Last September, Red Bull athlete and ultra-runner Karl “Speedgoat” Meltzer finally captured his white whale when on his third attempt in eight years, he set a new Appalachian Trail thru-hike speed record with a time of 45 days 22 hours …

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Buzz Burrell, Brand Director at Ultimate Direction, adventurer, ultra runner, and modern-day explorer, joins The Nation to talk about how hydration has evolved over the years and where he believe it is going.  He also talks about the first annual Fastest Known Time Of the Year awards that were recently published in the March 2017 issue […]

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Written by Finn Melanson and originally published by the Bangor Daily News. Finn is an ultra-marathoner living in Alta, Utah by way of Maine.  “You know those moments when you feel something big is about to happen? Like when you are cresting the top of a rollercoaster or when you are finishing packing the car... Read more »

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What was the coolest Fastest Known Time of 2016?? We compiled a list of nominees, recruited 21 experienced people to figure it all out, they voted, and the results are in!  Results with more info are also up at Ultrarunning.com, …

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Patagonia known the world over for its unparalleled beauty and wild, mountainous landscape. For Dakota Jones, however, the landscape is defined just as much by the people as it is by the glaciated summits. Jones, now 26, took his first trip to Patagonia in 2014. “I wanted come down and spend two months just traveling through the mountains … Continue reading "WATCH: Dakota Jones Explores Patagonia"

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The “FKT” has arrived!  Runners all over the world now understand and use the term, and may expend more effort going for a Fastest Known Time than in a regular race. So the time has come for a “Fastest Known …

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‘Speedgoat’ Karl Meltzer needs no introduction to the ultra-world, Speedgoat was running 100’s when most of us didn’t even know they existed. So much so, he has won more 100’s than any other runner; 38 at the last count. Five …

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Jim Walmsley's report from his Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim and Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim FKTs.

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In June, I had anticipated pursuing the FKT on the Bryce linkup. This is a route our good friend Craig Lloyd had set up a few years back, that links the entire portion of trails in Bryce Canyon for Read the rest

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Episode 120 – Alex Nichols tells us all about his first 100-miler and how how he won it! Emelie Forsberg tells us about her return to Kima and finding solace and new skills in India. Jasmin Paris is on fire and …

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How Injury Fueled me to 3 FKT’s and Running 1300 Miles this Summer by Tony Dalisio Blood is coursing down my left arm and I feel it pooling in my palms. I looked down and find that my left torso is smeared with blood, but I struggle to make since of …

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Go Speedgoat! Day 46: The most anticipated day on the Appalachian Trail yet. Karl and his crew were up at 3:05 a.m., and Karl went through his morning breakfast routine before hitting the trail at 3:50 a.m. to start his …

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Montrail call themselves, ‘The original trail running brand!’ And to USA based runners they may very well be. But to Europeans, they are just a name and in all honesty, I very much doubt that they have seen a Montrail …

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Yassine Diboun and two fellow US ultra running friends are past halfway in their attempt to set...

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This is Episode 115 of Talk Ultra and we have an interview with Hardrock 100 winner, Jason Schlarb. We also speak with Elisabet Barnes about her Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun and Big Red Run double. Speedgoat Karl is with us on the …

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