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
- 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...
Italian première in the Aosta Valley, home of the Cervino and Bruno Brunod
Attending: Kilian Jornet and Bruno Brunod
Place: Valtournenche Congress Hall (2/08), Forte di Bard (3/08)
Kilian is registering almost a perfect season with six wins in a row with the victory this morning in Giir di Mont, including the record of the race
Giir de Mont is a 32km race with 2.400m of climbing held this morning in Premana, Italy
“Giir di Mont is a fantastic race with a great ambiance and I’m always keen to be back. I’m happy I’ve achieved a victory here, this season has been really good so far so overall I’m satisfied with the results” Kilian said
Picture: Giir di Mont
This athlete won the Dolomites Skyrace this morning and continues to be leader in the Skyrunner World Series
The 22km race with ascents totalling 1,750m was run this morning in Canazei, in Italy
“I wasn’t expecting this victory, as I thought I wouldn’t be fully recovered after the Hardrock. However, I’m very happy with this victory, I really like this race and it’s always very nice to win here”, said Kilian Jornet
Picture: Dolomites Skyrace
Kilian won the Hardrock 100 (160km and total climb of 20,722m) with 22h41’, knocking 42 minutes off the previous record.
«I’m thrilled for this result, this was the last race left from the list I made when I was 16. I’m very satisfied both for the victory and the record, but also because I’ve had very good feeling from the begining. I’ve felt very well without any ache or stomac pain, so it has been almost a perfect race » said Kilian after the race