Peter Bakwin

Boulder adventure runners Peter Bakwin helped start the Fastest Known Time (FKT) trend in the trail running and mountaineering after setting several of his own FKTs, including on California’s John Muir Trail. He and Buzz Burrell coined the term in the early 2000s and have put a lot of structure and process into helping athletes’ legitimize their record attempts, by establishing the FKT of the Year Awards in 2016, creating an FKT advisory board and grants in 2017 and launching the new site and FKT podcast in 2018. (Photo: Fred Marmsater/Ultimate Direction)