Watch: Fastest Known Time of the Year Q&A

Buzz Burrell and Peter Bakwin sit down to discuss some key themes that emerged in the 2017 Fastest Known Time voting process. Learn about some issues that affected voters’ decision-making along with some personal anecdotes from these two FKT legends.

Click over to Buzz’s FKT of the Year Announcement to see which man and woman came away with the title.

1. What is the FKT of the Year Award?

2. Where in the country are some FKT hidden gems?

3. Which 2017 FKT of the Year nominations do you think will remain unbeaten for the longest time?

4. Is there a single theme you can pick out from this year’s nominations?

5. Which nominated route would be most challenging for each of you personally?

6. What is the most contentious theme since the FKT nominees were announced?

7. What does FKT of the Year represent to you?

In the High Country Movie

“In the High Country” will be a new kind of mountain film featuring Anton Krupicka. Filmed and Produced by Joel Wolpert with the support of Ultimate Direction, this won’t be the usual running film – no “loneliness of the long distance runner” – “High Country” will take you where you’ve never been before.

 

Anton Krupicka’s running has evolved from roads to trails to mountains and now free-soloing. Filmed over one season, “In the High Country” is about living and running light and free.  The raw footage is terrific, is being edited now, and the film will be released in the Summer of 2013, with an approximate running time of 30 minutes.

Watch the Trailer Now –> 

 

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Projects in the Works @UD HQ

Being a Boulder based company brings many benefits; besides being able to loose yourself in nature on a lunch run, we are also surrounded by exceptional athletic talent.  Ultimate Direction is lucky enough to have nabbed Scott Jurek, Anton Krupicka and Peter Bakwin’s expert advice on hydration gear.

Tony, Scott and Peter have been working hard on a new project we have brewing up! These 3 athletes are getting to work with the design team to create their dream hydration packs. Each bringing a particular specialty to the table.

Stay tuned for more updates from UD headquarters.