Alex Bond is back to share the best mountain running performances in Washington State submitted to Fastest Known Time for the year 2021. And wow, there are some inspirational efforts put up by incredible runners. From Alex Borsuk’s blistering run up Glacier Peak to Alex King’s dethroning of Uli Steidl’s long-held FKT at Mt. Rainier. And yes, we found some cool runs in the Olympics as well. What’s up with all the Alexes in this episode?
Alex Bond returns to the show to share his experience with orienteering races, how it helps him on big mountain adventures and why he won’t run the Barkley Marathons. We talk about the romance and despair of circumnavigating volcanoes in the Cascades and what’s on the adventure docket for the remainder of the summer before the smoke rolls in, or are we already too late for that?
Alex Bond, the regional editor of the popular website Fastest Known Time joins us on Singletrack to discuss the excitement and challenges and of chasing and FKT route. We dive into the technicalities of setting up a new route and what it takes to complete and compete on existing routes. We also remind folks about the dangers of running in the mountains and make plans for the summer. Will we see some competition on the Cushman Six?