[PODCAST]: Fastest Known Podcast - Tyler Andrews: 50M Champion to Everest Base Camp to Quarantine
Updated: Apr 28
Chaski Co-founder, coach, and elite athlete Tyler Andrews was featured on the official Fastest Known Time Podcast with legendary host Buzz Burrell. The conversation touched on Ty's various FKTs including his recent Everest Base Camp Trail record and last year's Inca Trail run.
From FastestKnownTime.com: "Tyler ran the Olympic Trials Marathon, then went to Nepal to hike and relax. Then the global pandemic broke out. So he decided he might as well try the FKT for the Everest Base Camp run.
"I was over there, all races were being cancelled back home, so decided I might as well do something."
The fast road guy who had never run longer than 6 hours decides to run up to 17,598' and back.
"I got my maps out, consulted my calendar, stocked up on Oreos, laid down at 4pm, and rested fitfully until my alarm sounded some seven hours later for my Midnight departure."
https://www.chaski.run/post/ebc-fkt - Full write-up (with good photos) of the Everest Base Camp FKT
https://personalpeak.ca/quarantinebackyard/ - (Also mentioned in the podcast) The Quarantine Backyard Ultra (April 4!) - last person standing virtual race."