Post by Peter Bakwin on Nov 14, 2017 22:27:34 GMT -5
Ryan Tetz has the men's FKT, 13h56m16s on October 17, 2017 Tina Lewis has the women's FKT, 23h27m21s on November 11, 2017
The Badwater Duathlon is a bike / hike traverse from Badwater to the top of Mt Whitney. It consists of about 132 miles of road cycling from Badwater (at 266' below sea level) to Whitney Portal (8374') followed by 7 miles (if the Mountaineer's Route is taken) of hiking to the summit of Mt Whitney (14,500'.) Of course you still need to hike back down to the road after doing this!
Ryan Tetz and Don Bowie have traded the FKT over the past few years. Currently it is held by Tetz, at 13h56m16s set on October 17, 2017. An interview with Bowie. who set the previous FKT at 14h9m in 2014, is here, and a slick video of Bowie's trip is on Vimeo.
Post by Peter Bakwin on Dec 13, 2017 12:56:14 GMT -5
My understanding is that these have been done w/o drafting on the bike, but usually accompanied on the Mtneers Rte. And someone to drop you at Badwater. Being crewed along the way makes sense, but not drafting.