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21 November 2017
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Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg present "Testing Ourselves"

Is it possible to climb 8,000m summit in a fortnight? What type of acclimatisation is necessary and how does it affect the body? These were the questions the athletes Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg were asking themselves. In search of an answer they set off to reach the summit of Cho Oyu (8,220m) using a new acclimatisation method that could revolutionise climbing. The result is “Testing Ourselves”, a 17-minute documentary that is now available online at  http://stories.kilianjornet.cat/en/ In May, Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg travelled to the Himalayas to attempt the ascent of  Cho Oyu, which they had chosen as a test of their acclimatisation. As Jornet says: “Although we did reach the summit, for us that...
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20 October 2017
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A quiet autumn

Kilian Jornet was in the operating theatre today where he had an reinsertion of the glenoid labrum on both shoulders. This should resolve the problem of the various injuries Jornet has suffered going back several years after he dislocated both shoulders in a skiing accident. Since then he has suffered several dislocations and partial dislocations which have caused pain and made his sporting activities more difficult. The most recent was in July when he dislocated his left shoulder during the Hardrock 100, an ultra-distance race in the United States.   Jornet decided to undergo surgery on both shoulders in order fix the problem. As he explained: “Some years ago I dislocated both shoulders in a skiing accident and since then I’ve suffered some dislocations and a lot...
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23 September 2017
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Marató Pirineu to finish the season

In an unbeatable manner and close to home, Kilian Jornet has once again made history in the Ultra Pirineu. The Cerdanya runner has once again shown that he is unstoppable, this time in the Marató Pirineu. Jornet has been declared the real champion the fourth time this event has been staged and has smashed the records completing the 42km in a time of 3:44:28, an incredible result which knocks 17 minutes off the record set last year by Ismail Razga.Jornet kept up an intense battle throughout the Marató Pirineu with second place finisher Nicolas Martin, who crossed the line 26 seconds behind him. After he arrived, Jornet said: “Although I felt quite tired at the start as a result of what I’ve been doing in recent weeks, I started to...
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3 September 2017
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UTMB

Kilian Jornet, who finished second in the Ultra Trail del Mont Blanc (UTMB) in a closely fought race with the Frenchman François d’Haene, said after racing for 19h 16m: “I came to race here because there’s a high standard and I wanted to enjoy real competition with the best runners in the world. And that’s how it turned out. François has run a great race and he deserved to win. I’m happy with second place after a difficult race". The UTMB is one of trail running’s talismanic courses, run over 170 kilometres and with an overall ascent of 9,600m. The race starts near Mont Blanc and traverses three countries (France, Italy and Switzerland) across spectacular landscape. It’s a race that the world’s top athletes dream...
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15 July 2017
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Forth kiss to the Hardrock

Kilian Jornet has clocked up his fourth consecutive victory in the Hardrock 100. The ultra-distance race held in the San Juan mountains in Colorado is one of the most famous on the calendar and is also one of the Cerdanya athlete’s favourites.  Jornet completed the 160km (100-mile) race with an overall ascent of 20,132m in a time of  24h 32’, despite running more than three quarters of the race with a shoulder he dislocated at kilometre 21. He opted to continue with his arm in a sling and once again was victorious. Jornet didn’t want to miss out on this classic American event and arrived in Colorado at the beginning of the week barely two weeks after the Mont Blanc Marathon in Chamonix where he showed he was in good shape after his double ascent of...
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26 June 2017
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Kilian Jornet kicks off his season with a victory in a hotly-contested Marathon du Mont-Blanc

Once again, Kilian Jornet put on a shirt number and stood ready and waiting at the starting line of a trail race, less than a month after overcoming the challenge of reaching the summit of Everest twice in under a week. With the number 1 on his chest, Jornet was up against some of the finest runners racing today, in a Marathon du Mont-Blanc with a high competitive standard – in addition to Jornet, the racers included Stian Angermund-Vik (winner of the Zegama marathon), Marc Lauenstein, Sage Canaday, Andy Wacker or Max King. But the athlete from Salomon ended up winning with a time of 3:45:45, after an exciting struggle that lasted the entire route. “It was a really tough race. The standard was so high – there were up to 15 runners on the starting...
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28 May 2017
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Kilian Jornet summits Everest twice in one week without supplemental oxygen.

Kilian Jornet climbed in a single push the north face of Mount Everest (8.848m) for the second time in a week. For this he did not use oxygen nor fixed ropes. Jornet had already reached the summit on 22nd May but stomach cramps had prevented him from completing the route as planned. He said: “I’m so happy to have made the summit again! Today I felt good although it was really windy so it was hard to move fast. I think summiting Everest twice in one week without oxygen opens up a new realm of possibilities in alpinism and I’m really happy to have done it”  One week, two summits Jornet reached the summit via the North Face of Everest on 27th May at 9pm (+5.45GMT). He left Advanced Base Camp at 6500m. He climbed to the summit on the...
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22 May 2017
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Kilian Jornet reaches the summit of Everest

Alone, in a single climb and without oxygen or fixed ropes, Jornet has reached the summit of the world's highest mountain (8,484 m)The climb, which forms part of the Summits of My Life project, sets a new "Fastest Known Time" of 26 hours from the Everest Base Camo (5,100 m) to the summit at 8,484 mDue to stomach problems Jornet didn't complete the descent to the Everest Base Camp and is currently recovering at the Advanced Base Camp (6,400 m)"Up to 7,700m I felt really good and was making progress as planned but then I started to feel unwell, probably from stomach virus. From then on I made slow progress and had to keep stopping to recover. I finally reached the summit at midnight", Jornet said. Barcelona, 22/05/2017 - Kilian Jornet...
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9 May 2017
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Cho Oyu

We are back after 10 days in Cho Oyu! Emelie Forsberg is returning home to get ready for the trail running season and I will head to Everest.Last year, we got really inspired on how Adrian Ballinger and Emily Harrington managed to travel and climb Cho Oyu in only 2 weeks. We thought we would like to try it, and see how acclimatization affects our body and how high we could go.We choose an 8.000m summit that approximation was accessible, so we could be there quicker than some other mountains. After racing Mezzalama and in only 3 days, we were in the Chinese Base Camp (4.900m). The next day, we climbed to the Advanced Base Camp at 5.600m. We felt good, but the weather wasn’t great.After 9 days, on the 7th of May, we did our attempt, starting from Camp one (6.400m)...
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23 April 2017
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One trip to the Himalayas, two challenges

Kilian Jornet is ready for the great adventure of 2017. After taking part in the Mezzalama yesterday, where he finished second together with Marti Werner and Martin Anthamatten.There was no time to relax as he boarded a plane en route to the Himalayas, where he expects to spend the next few weeks on two very different climbing projects.  First stop: Cho OyuDuring the first part of his trip Kilian Jornet will attempt to climb Cho Oyu (8,201m), the world’s sixth highest mountain. He will be accompanied by his companion Emelie Forsberg. Jornet and Forsberg looked for a peak that would be reasonably accessible from base camp. After considering various options they chose this...
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