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    Default FKT Attempt on PCT right now

    Timothy Olson is working on a PCT attempt to set a new supported record. Current record stands at 52 days, 8 hours. He had covered 362 miles his first week. In order to get a new record he has to maintain an average over 50.6mpd for 2655 miles. He started in the Mojave and is headed NOBO.
    https://tinyurl.com/MyFDresults

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    Beyond comprehension for my little brain.
    Far Beyond driven!

    GO FOR IT CMF!!!!

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    Anyone know how Becky Rogers is doing on the PCT?

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    Seems like attempting a FKT during a record setting heat wave and potentially horrible fire season could be problematic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeartFire View Post
    Anyone know how Becky Rogers is doing on the PCT?
    Who is she? Another FKT attemper?

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    Becky Rogers ( https://www.instagram.com/the_phoenix_running/ )gave up after a week in this heat - smart move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Half View Post
    Timothy Olson is working on a PCT attempt to set a new supported record. Current record stands at 52 days, 8 hours. He had covered 362 miles his first week. In order to get a new record he has to maintain an average over 50.6mpd for 2655 miles. He started in the Mojave and is headed NOBO.
    Is he still at it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JNI64 View Post
    Is he still at it ?
    According to https://fastestknowntime.com/tracking , he is past Kennedy Meadows and camped in the Arrowhead Lake area on June 17. He's averaging about 1 mpd short of the 50.6 mpd pace he needs to average to break the existing record.
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    Thank you, what a beast !!
    It had to have been well into 100's in Mohave , wondering how much night running he did? You considering your running almost 2 marathons a day every day!!

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    Timothy Olson has had a fantastic ultra running career and is a fantastic athlete. This isn't some random guy attempting this thing. He's got a shot just based on his resume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jersey joe View Post
    Timothy Olson has had a fantastic ultra running career and is a fantastic athlete. This isn't some random guy attempting this thing. He's got a shot just based on his resume.
    Nobody said he was . I don't know anything about him but why do you think I'm showing so much respect and recognition for his attempt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4eyedbuzzard View Post
    According to https://fastestknowntime.com/tracking , he is past Kennedy Meadows and camped in the Arrowhead Lake area on June 17. He's averaging about 1 mpd short of the 50.6 mpd pace he needs to average to break the existing record.
    so he's into the Sierras. Looks like temps there are a bit more reasonable. On Instagram he posted it's been a little hard the last few days but he's keeping at it. Or words to that affect. Maybe it was the heat. Hopefully he will catch a reprieve in the mountains.
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    907 miles yesterday "afternoon." 18 1/2 days or so. That makes it about 49 miles per day with some of that time being in a heat wave. Possibly ahead of where Karel and Stringbean were at the same time during their FXTs. I don't have access to the data to see where they were at the "same point."
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4eyedbuzzard View Post
    According to https://fastestknowntime.com/tracking , he is past Kennedy Meadows and camped in the Arrowhead Lake area on June 17. He's averaging about 1 mpd short of the 50.6 mpd pace he needs to average to break the existing record.
    Just mind blowing numbers. I assume he’d pick up miles per day after the high Sierra. From what I see on some snow pack websites, there’s very little snow remaining which should help. I’ll be in the Sierra Nevada myself three weeks from now on a much slower four day walk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coffee View Post
    Just mind blowing numbers. I assume he’d pick up miles per day after the high Sierra. From what I see on some snow pack websites, there’s very little snow remaining which should help. I’ll be in the Sierra Nevada myself three weeks from now on a much slower four day walk.
    Yeah, basically 2 marathons...in the mountains...every day. He covers more ground by lunch than I can in two days.
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    I wish I was in that kind of shape.

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    1183 miles done as of 6/24. (2592.4 miles, so over 45.6% done)
    24 days chasing 52d 8h 25min or 1256 hours 25 minutes (has used up about 45.8% of the time he needs to beat)
    average is 49.3 miles per day.
    https://tinyurl.com/MyFDresults

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    Thanks I was gonna ask here soon.
    What a machine how a human can mind over matter to achieve this more human than human feet!!

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    I mean feat!!
    Probably not easy on his feet either.

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    I'm wondering how this is going to be validated considering that there is a 20 mile section of the PCT closed due to the Lionshead fire? As recently as May the FS estimates that the PCT will be closed all summer in that area.

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