Will Peterson is now the fastest human in the White Mountains.
Forty-eight peaks 4,000 feet tall or higher; 200 miles of travel; 15 miles of elevation change; 3 days (and change).
Those are the stats and Will Peterson is the man. The 23-year-old captured the fastest known time (FKT) of New Hampshire’s 48 4,000-foot peaks in the White Mountains with a superlative, supported effort this week.
Peterson broke a record on Wednesday that had previously stood for over 7 years. His time of 3 days, 12 hours, and 36 minutes clipped over 2 hours off Andrew Thompson’s July 10, 2014, FKT. He’ll vault into the FKT record books when officials verify his results via Strava.
The FKT Team
He set out to do it alongside his good friend Xander Keiter, who unfortunately retired after spraining his ankle late in the effort. The two fulfilled their top priority for the run: breaking the FKT, if not…