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Jason Hardrath | The Artwork of FKTs | Gear Opinions with Ben


Jason Hardrath has been raging FKTs on routes everywhere in the West Coast, with a give attention to the PNW. Lately he realized he was in placing distance of catching the King of FKTs Ben Nephew and is loving the problem of chasing large solo routes within the mountains.

In straight numbers, Jason is at the moment at 51 FKTs versus Ben’s 56. For reference, the third place man has 27. Anton has 23, Kilian has 21.

Jason Hardrath

On this episode, we discuss how and why Jason transitioned from a strong triathlete and marathoner to a man going after solo pursuits within the mountains. We discuss a number of the similarities and variations between races and FKTs and the added parts of the previous. Gear decisions, route setting and discovering, and FKT affirmation are all further quirks that the athlete should convey to the desk and Jason explains how he handles every.

Jason Hardrath

Jason Hardrath Episode Notes

Right here’s the interview with Ben Nephew.

I discussed Leor Pantilat. Right here’s our chat with Leor from a number of years in the past.

I used this Journey Sports activities podcast as a supply for this episode.

Right here’s the present record on the FKT web site.

Right here’s a video of the Kalaupapa Path I referenced. And right here’s a writeup I did a number of years in the past about operating on Moloka’i.

Right here’s extra on Athletic Brewery.

Gear Chat with Ben

Disclaimer: All of those merchandise have been provided to URP for gear testing functions. No cash was exchanged and all phrases and ideas are our personal. The Altra Timp hyperlink is an Amazon affiliate hyperlink and can put a number of nickels into the URP coffers do you have to resolve to maintain the footwear.

rabbit EZ Tee Perf – $45

Ben says: “Mild polyester with some spandex. Very breathable and lightweight and it doesn’t cling to the pores and skin when moist. 45 bucks is loads for a shirt, however it’s price it.”

(And right here’s the tank I used to be referring to.)

HOKA One One Torrent 2 | Summer season 2020 launch | $130

Ben says: “That is my Goldilocks shoe…it does every thing properly. It’s obtained a 23/18mm drop however appears like extra cush.. Breathes a lot better and has higher configured lugs than the primary model.”

Skechers Go Run 7+ | $130

Ben says: ” This plus model has a distinct higher and is a light-weight and impartial shoe. The Skechers Go Enjoyable 7+ has a 29/25mm drop and I put on it for every thing…from lengthy and gradual to speedwork. That is my go-to street shoe and I like it.”

Altra Timp 2 | $140

Ben says: “That is a completely completely different shoe than the unique Timp. It’s a lot lighter, has a more moderen and tighter midsole and 29mm of cush back and front. However be weary, for those who’re used to the unique Timp, you’ll undoubtedly wish to do this one on first. It’s very completely different.”



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