Jeff Stern recently set the FKT on the Backbone Trail in Southern California. After most of his races were canceled this year, he completed extensive research and proper scouting on the the trail in order to go for the FKT. In this episode, we talked about his background as an athlete, what it takes to prepare, and what he learned from his first FKT attempt. Jeff is an elite ultrarunner, columnist for UR, a coach and an all-around wonderful person. Read his latest feature on Big’s Backyard in the December 2020/January 2021 issue of UltraRunning.