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The Shakeout Podcast: John Pockler Embraces Adventure En Route to a Bruce Trail FKT

One month ago, John Pockler set out to achieve a Fastest Known Time, or FKT, on Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpath, The Bruce Trail. The previous record for the nearly 900km route was set in 2017 by Adam Burnett in 9 days, 21 hours, and 14 minutes.

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John Harrison Pockler with Paul and Eric Chan during a training run on the Bruce Trail in August 2020. Photo: John Harrison Pockler

Accompanied by a relatively unseasoned crew, and with no prior experience with multi-day races, John was bolstered by a lifetime of athleticism and sheer determination.

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Pockler in the Beaver Valley section of the Bruce Trail, Day
Four. Photo: Connor Emeny

We chatted with John following his expedition to hear how he fared, and about his adventures along the way.

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