Israel National Trail FKT #FKTIsrael on SIDETRACKED

“…Word on the trail was getting out and Mike was being met by more and more runners who cheered him on. As the hours passed so did the miles – Mike was like a machine. He pushed into the night … Continue reading

Episode 170 – Mike Wardian #fktisrael and Kaytlyn Gerbin

Episode 170 of Talk Ultra is here… We bring you a full and in-depth interview with Michael Wardian after his stunning FKT on the Israel National Trail running 631-miles in 10 days 16 hours and 36 minutes. We also speak … Continue reading

Mike Wardian #FKTIsrael 2019 – THE STORY OF THE FKT IN IMAGES

Michael Wardian from the USA just set a new FKT for the Israel National Trail. The time, 10-days, 16-hours and 36-minutes (time to be confirmed.) I was fortunate enough to be asked by Mike and the creator of this crazy … Continue reading

Mike Wardian #FKTIsrael 2019 – Day Ten (Part Two)

American ultra-runner, Michael Wardian, sets a new Fastest Known Time (FKT) for the Israel National Trail, covering the 631-mile journey, south to north.  10-days 16-hours and 36-minutes (tbc) The un-planned stop at Arbel last night proved to be a blessing … Continue reading

Mike Wardian #FKTIsrael 2019 – Day Ten (Part One)

Sleeping on the floor of a run store has never felt so good. The shower before sleeping on the run floor would normally have been even better… But when you are working 18-20 hours a day, sleeping gets the nod … Continue reading

Mike Wardian #FKTIsrael 2019 – Day Nine

Finishing before 10pm, having a warm shower, a good dinner and a sleep in a real bed can work wonders… It did! After a difficult day-8, Mike needed everything to click into place over the night to make day-9 manageable. … Continue reading

Mike Wardian #FKTIsrael 2019 – Day Eight

It may have been 1100pm, but Pizza is what Mike craved and Pizza was our mission. Thank goodness for Google maps and the opportunity to find out what options are available close by. Of course, finding a vegan Pizza does … Continue reading

Mike Wardian #FKTIsrael 2019 – Day Seven

If you read my day-6 report, you will remember I said: “Now the delicate balance of when to carry on and when not to carry on must be considered. To continue covers miles and leaves less distance for the overall … Continue reading

Mike Wardian #FKTIsrael 2019 – Day Six

The rain, mist and cold of yesterday did not disappear! To say we were disappointed is an underestimation. But Mike smiled regardless. “I slept so well, I feel fresh and I am ready to go!” How does he do it? … Continue reading

Mike Wardian #FKTIsrael 2019 – Day Five

We camped about 2-minutes from Mike’s day 4 finish. Several 4×4’s, small tents, a roaring fire, a BBQ, a few beers and the stars shining in the sky. What a way to end a tough and long day! It was … Continue reading