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18 March 2018
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Fibula injury

Last Saturday Kilian Jornet fell during the Pierra Menta, a mountain ski race which was held in Areches Beaufort, in the French Alps. Annecy, March 20, 2018During the last descent Jornet was in the lead along with his teammate, the Austrian Jakob Hermann, when he fell heavily.  When he stood up he felt a sharp pain in his left leg and foot, in spite of which he tried to finish the stage. However, the pain prevented him from going on and on the next ascent, aware that he might have a serious injury, he abandoned the race and asked for help. The event’s rescue teams took him to the medical centre at Beaufort. There tests showed that he had a broken fibula and his leg was immobilised.To determine the seriousness of the injury Jornet had a scan in Annecy...
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11 March 2018
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National Geographic Adventurer of the Year

National Geographic has rewarded Kilian Jornet as an adventurer of the year 2018, recognizing his double ascent to Everest alone, without oxygen or fixed ropes.“I am very happy to receive this award again, which recognizes adventure activities around the world. Also, share it with athletes like Alex Honnold whom I admire a lot, still makes it more special and helps more people know about our little worlds, “explained Jornet.Jornet had already won this award in 2014 and this year he shares it with other adventurers such as the climber Alex Honnold, the surfer Emi Koch, the mountain racer Rajesh Magar, the photographers Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen, the climber and skier of Mount Hilaree Nelson O’Neill or the Ultra-Araona Mirna Valerio. The award,...
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8 March 2018
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Path to Everest screenings

The premiere of the documentary “Path to Everest“, which tells the vital trajectory of Kilian Jornet to the highest summit in the world and concludes the Summits of My Life project, brought together more than 3,000 people in the movie theaters in Bilbao, Pamplona , Madrid and Barcelona.Public attendance has been a success in the four premiers that have had the presence of the mountain runner. In all of them, Jornet explained his experience to the ceiling of the world: “I am very happy to be able to share the film and the end of the Summits of My Life project with all spectators, and I hope to continue sharing challenges with all of you” , commented Kilian Jornet.Success and more than 30 screenings in Spain616 people attended the premiere of...
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14 February 2018
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“Path to Everest”: the conclusion of Summits of My Life

Kilian Jornet’s Summits of My Life project has reached completion with the documentary "Path to Everest”. The trailer was released on Wednesday and dates have been set for the premières in Spain. When he was a child Kilian Jornet made a list of all the races he’d like to win and all the mountains he dreamt of climbing. In May 2017 he ticked off the last on the list with the historic double, solo ascent of Everest, without oxygen and in a single climb. It marked the climax of the Summits of My Life project which took him to some of the world’s most famous peaks over five years, accompanied by a small group of climbers."Path to Everest", directed by Sébastien Montaz-Rosset and Josep Serra,  follows the path that led...
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6 February 2018
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Kilian Jornet returns to competition three months after shoulder operation

Next weekend Kilian Jornet will return to competitive mountain skiing three months after undergoing a shoulder operation. It will be the fourth event in the World Cup and will be held at Saint Vincent (France) where skiers will compete in the individual event and the vertical kilometre.   Jornet underwent the surgical procedure in order to repair various shoulder injuries that he’d acquired over the years. The athlete commented that “when I started skiing again a month ago I could see that I had more strength and mobility”, adding that “the recovery has been quicker than expected and I’m confident that I’m strong enough to compete, though I have to be cautious”.Kilian’s primary objective is to take part in some competitions...
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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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