Post by Peter Bakwin on Jul 5, 2016 12:46:58 GMT -5
Kyle Williams, 5d23h35m (supported), 19-24 October 2015. Dale Cokley, Thomas Cramer and Henk Morgans, 6d21h30m (self-supported), 11-17 August 2014.
Australia has 8 states and territories, and the challenge is to reach the highpoints of each in the shortest total time. This is, of course, a massive logistical challenge requiring all manner of transport to travel all over the country. A report on Cokley, Cramer & Morgans' FKT trip is given at news.com.au.
"Travelling over 18,500 kilometres, the group took 12 flights, drove for 60 hours, rode bikes for 42 kilometres and ran for 42 hours to complete the challenge. Enduring snow, freezing temperatures and blistering heat the group had only 15 hours of sleep over the entire six days." - news.com.au
Cokley, Cramer & Morgans' effort was "self-supported", that is, the trio did not have a dedicated support team for their effort. Kyle Williams was aided by a support team on his faster trip. (Further discussion of levels of support is here.)
The previous FKT is given as 8d14h, set in 2013, but we do not have details at this time.