Kilian Jornet is just about to begin a well-deserved holiday break after making history again with a magnificent trail running season. The athlete has been all over Europe to take part in various races and has also travelled to the USA to compete on two occasions. Jornet has taken part in different race types and modalities throughout the season motivated by the diverse race lengths and landscapes, which are very different from his usual training scene. The athlete has won most of the races, has made great performances and lived many personal experiences. On his record are two gold medals in the vertical kilometre in the world championships and in ski running, as well as the World Cup in three modalities: sky running, ultra running and vertical kilometre. An unbeatable record...
The athlete wins the three titles of the Skyrunning World Series: skyrunning, ultrarunning and vertical kilometer.
Jornet won the Vertical Kilometer Championship after winning the last trace held today in Limone sul Garda.
Kilian explained: "At the beginning of the season I couldn’t have imagined that I’d be able to achieve the title. I like to be polyvalent and take part in different modalities, but I knew it would be difficult. Now I am very satisfied for the job I have done, as it is a prize to regularity in a year that I have had very good feelings"
Picture: Ricardo Selvatico
Kilian Jornet received yesterday the award "Marca Leyenda". The prize, given by one of the most well-read sports newspaper in Spain has decided to recognize Kilian for its many victories in trail running and ski mountaineering in addition to the challenges of Summits of My Life.
The "Marca Leyenda" has awarded sportsmen such as Michael Jordan, Pelé, Rafa Nadal or Usain Bolt among others.
"I'm very proud to b able to receive this award, not only for me but for everyone who has helped me along the way. I'm very proud to be the representative of trail running on its way to be more and more recognized", said Kilian Jornet
Tomorrow, Wednesday, the 1st October, will be formally presented in France the second film of Summits of My Life project, the film Déjame Vivir.
There are two scheduled screenings (19:30 and 21:00h) in the Étolie Lilas cinema, the tickets can be purchased on-line on the cinema website.
This will be the fourth stop of the Summits of My Life World Tour which has already been in Catalonia, Italy and Switzerland.
“France was a mandatory stop on our tour, as the record on Mont Blanc is featured as an important part of the film. Paris has always treated me with love, so it's a place I always like to return to”, Kilian Jornet explains.
The athlete gets his third championship in the long distance event after winning the Sky Running championship a few weeks ago.
Jornet has scored enough points to clinch the championship by winning yesterday in The Rut, the American 50km race held in Montana, USA.
"I really felt very good throughout the race and enjoyed winning it, as it was a race I did not know. I'm pleased with the result but, above all, with the regularity of the season, as I have felt very good in all race modalities. Now it’s time to go for a win in the Vertical Kilometre. It will be difficult but I will try", declared Kilian Jornet.
The race, which the athletes Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg had been dreaming of, finally came true this morning, with the first edition of Tromsö Skyrace. Held in the Arctic town of Tromsö, the race figured 130 athletes from 25 countries who faced a tough and highly technical route, especially chosen for lovers of pure sky running. Jornet and Forsberg spent the last four days hands on, helping out with marking the route, preparing supplies and various other technical aspects, so that everything was ready for the race. "Running is not tiring at all compared to this!", laughed Jornet the day before the race, as he and Forsberg finished preparing the 130 cinnamon rolls that were later distributed among the participants.The greatest fear of the organizers...
The athlete wins the Kima Trophy again and scores more points towards the Ultrarunner World Series, the long distance World Cup.
Kima is a highly technical 52km-race with a total climb of 4,200m, held in Val Masino, Italy, yesterday
"I am really pleased to have been able to add up another victory in Kima. Breaking a record is always very exciting, especially in a race like this one, which has taken place today in a great skyrunning atmosphere", declared Kilian Jornet
The athlete has been proclaimed Skyrunning World Champion for the seventh time. With still a race to finish the series, no other athlete could achieve the necessary points to win the championship
The Skyrunning World Series is a five-races event in short distance (20 to 40km). Jornet won the first three races (Zegama, Canazei and Sierre-Zinal) and after resting in Matterhorn Ultraks he has planned to finish the season in Limone
"I'm very happy to be able to repeat the title, as it's a price to regularity, and I'm satisfied as I felt very good throughout the season. Now there's still some races left in the Ultrarunner World Series, where I hope to achieve also good results", said Kilian Jornet
Picture: Damien Rosso
The athlete has won the Swiss race for the third time, which scores for the Sky Running World Cup this year
Jornet is leading the rankings at two rounds to finish the Championships, which will be decided in the last race in October
"Sierre Zinal is a legendary sky running race and winning here is always a challenge because there are great rivals. Besides, I scored points towards the World Cup which I hope will help me achieve the Championship." declared Kiliam Jornet after the race
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- Vous ne pouvez continuer ici avec des baskets!- Bon jour…- C’est pas possible, les idiots.- Bonne journée a vous aussi.I continue running up, is not the first comment I hear today, and as the arab proverb says “Only speak if what you say is more beautiful than silence” I try to just hear what is more beautiful than silence.Fortunately, I hear much less insults than when I did for my first time a fast Mont Blanc ascent 8 years ago, I have a lot of guides and alpinist friends that liked and/or accept what we do. Yesterday I was on Glacier du Tour, a classical “first altitude day” for people who want to climb Mont Blanc. Guides go a lot there to practices glacier approach, techniques and altitude with their clients before...