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Oct 24, 2022

FKT - It’s an acronym that stands for “Fastest Known Time” and if you’re completely unfamiliar with this concept, there is an official website,, where you’ll find hundreds, if not thousands, of routes around the world where people have submitted their times to get that coveted spot of having the FKT - the Fastest Known Time. 

About a year ago, my guests were searching for new adventures and noticed something when they went to the fastest known time website. The majority of the routes were submitted by men AND many of the routes (regardless of length or terrain) didn’t even have female times.

So, women do what women do…They got after it and started the Women Who FKT Project. This group of women in the Oregon/Washington area set out to tackle a bunch of the FKT routes in their region.

Women Who FKT started as a small project between these runners and coaches and, in the last year, has grown into a full-blown global movement. Their mission? Calling women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other underserved minorities in to claim space on the trails.

You'll learn:

  • What is an FKT?
  • What are some of the misconceptions about FKTs which often prohibit people from attempting them?
  • What sort of equipment do you need to get started?
  • What are some reasons WHY women should pursue an FKT?
  • Is it best to do it solo or with a group?
  • Advice for newbies

Of course, I left the conversation completely jazzed to seek one out and give it a go — and I hope you do. 

So, let’s claim some space on the trails and welcome Marta, Dana, Teri, Danielle, and Stacy - The power behind Women Who FKT.

Episode Resources

Fastest Known Time Official Website - 

Women Who FKT Website -

Women who FKT Instagram -

"I Could Never Do That" Website - 

"I Could Never Do That" Instagram - @icouldneverdothat

Theme Music: Your Love by Atch -License: Creative Commons License - Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)

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