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44-year-old Toronto man lowers Bruce Trail fastest-known time

Adam Burnett completes the Bruce Trail end-to-end in less than 10 days, lowering the fastest-known time by more than 13 hours

Adam Burnett
Adam Burnett
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Adam Burnett lowered the end-to-end individual Bruce Trail fastest-known time by more than half a day.

The 44-year-old from Toronto, completing the approximately 900K trail between Tobermory and Queenston through central Ontario, recorded a time of nine days, 21 hours and 14 minutes. He lowered the solo fastest-known time by more than 13 hours, a record previously held by Jim Willett, who did the Bruce Trail in 2014 in 10 days, 13 hours and 57 minutes.

RELATED: Chantal Warriner sets new FKT for Ontario’s Bruce Trail.

Adam has been running ultramarathons for 10 years, including the Bad Water 135 through Death Valley, Calif., the Leadville 100 and various other races throughout North America. Completing the Bruce Trail, one of the country’s most visited yet challenging routes, has been a long-time item on Burnett’s bucket list.

It’s the second time in three months that a runner has broken the Bruce Trail FKT. In August, Chantal Warriner lowered the women’s FKT to 12 days, 15 hours and 14 minutes.

Fastest-known times are unofficial records on notable trails with certain requirements including GPS tracking to verify coordinates and pace. According to a fastest-known time message board, Burnett carried a tracker and GPS watch while completing the Bruce Trail. He began on Sept. 1 from Tobermory and reached the Niagara region on Sept. 11

With files from a press release.