One of the world’s foremost trail runners, Emelie Forsberg, is running along Kungsleden at the moment. She is trying to do set a new speed record. Usually, people make a ”through hike” in three to four weeks – Emelie will be running it in five days.
Emelie Forsberg is a world class recognized trail runner who has won some of the most iconic races around the world and she has been World Champion and winner of the Skyrunning World Series. Besides, Emelie’s love for the mountains has also brought her to try to set up Fastest Known Time (FKT) in peaks around the world. Recently, she set up two records in one week: in Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe (4.810m) and in Monte Rosa, in the Italian Alps (4.554m).
Starting at midnight, she also wants to try to set up a FKT at Kungsleden, the King’s Trail, trying to reach the end in less than 5 days.