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6 February 2016
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Leadership in the Vertical Race World Cup

Kilian Jornet continues to be in great shape and beat Rémi Bonnet and Anton Palzer in the vertical race held in Switzerland this morning. With this victory, the Catalan athlete has become World Cup leader in its vertical race mode. The 3 km-vertical race of this morning, with a total climb of 668 m, was held in the framework of the Alpiniski, which is also hosting the Ski Mountaineering European Championships. For the first time this year, not all the races held this weekend scored towards the continental title, but only the Individual Race, which took place yesterday, and the Sprint, to be held tomorrow. This year, the Vertical Race scored towards the Ski Mountaineering World Cup. The format of today's race was a bit different from the usual one, and...
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5 February 2016
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European runner-up

Kilian Jornet finished second today in the individual race of the European Ski Mountaineering Championship held in Switzerland. Jornet crossed the line with a time of 1h25, 28 seconds behind the winner, Italian Michele Boscacci (1h24’31’’) and ahead of Anton Palzer (1h25’27’’). The Ski Mountaineering European Championships, a biennial competition, will consist of two events this year: an individual race, which took place this morning, and a sprint race, to be held on Sunday. In today’s individual race, skiers raced along 12,7 km and 1,620m of climb. Strength, technical expertise and precision when changing materials became paramount and podium positions were adjudged by just few seconds, as it is often the case. Fresh snow and bright...
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30 January 2016
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Joint victory in Italy

Kilian Jornet finished in first place in the Valtellina Orobie and crossed the finish line alongside Boscacci in a fair play gesture, but organizers gave Jornet the victory after viewing the photo finish. The second individual race of the Ski Mountaineering World Cup was held this morning in Italy. "It was a very technical race in the upper parts. The last descent, which had to be done with the skis in the backpack, was very icy. Boscacci and I were reaching the finish together. We decided that security had to prevail and therefore that we would cross the finish line together, prioritizing fair play," declared Kilian Jornet.  
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17 January 2016
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Double win in Font Blanca

Perfect weekend for Kilian Jornet in Andorra, with a double victory in the Ski Mountaineering World Cup in Font Blanca. The athlete achieved a victory in the Vertical Race today, after winning the Individual Race yesterday. Jornet has completed the vertical kilometre with a time of 00:26:50, ahead of Rémi Bonnet, second, and Michele Boscacci, third. The weather was kind to skiers in the Vertical Race today, an event in which they had to climb a technical stretch of 730m of altitude difference. "The race was very tough. The legs were suffering from the effort in the Individual race of yesterday. Boscacci set off at a very fast pace and so I stayed close to him and in the second part of the race I gave the best of myself attacking to the full. Seeing that Boscacci...
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16 January 2016
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First position in Font Blanca

Kilian Jornet crossed the finish line in first place in the Individual Race, which put a start to the 2016 ski mountaineering World Cup. The race was held in Arcalís (Andorra) and Jornet, crossed the finish line ten seconds ahead of Italian Michele Boscacci, with a final time of 1:23: 48,415. The third place was for Swiss Werner Marti. The start of the race was delayed to 11:15 am due to bad weather conditions, and the route was also modified: participants had to face four ascents from Coma de Arcalis to Portellas. ‘The route was finally modified for safety reasons and also due to bad weather conditions, and so the race has become very physical, without any technical stretches. I started off at a very fast pace from the very beginning and it was a very...
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31 December 2015
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My Carbon Footprint 2015

Here is my Carbon footprint of 2015: 5,550 tonnes. From those, 4 were from traveling. In France, where I live, the average consummation is 6,2 tonnes. On industrial countries is 11 tonnes.  The average worldwide is 4 tonnes.  The individual goal to fight climate change is 2.000 tonnes.  (Here you can calculate yours: http://www.carbonfootprint.com/calculator.aspx )I have the chance to be out (almost) every day, to enjoy the beauty of the nature. I’m not this old but I have seen with my eyes year after year how the glaciers retreat. I live in one of the mountain most scenic places in the world, Chamonix, where during anticyclone periods they recommend to don’t do intense activities or to let the kids play outside down in the valley because...
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20 November 2015
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Langtang: Summits of My Life 3

Presentation of ‘Langtang‘, the third film in the Summits of My Life project. Directed by Sébastien Montaz-Rosset, the film is the story of a journey to the heart of Nepal.In April 2015, ultra runner Kilian Jornet is preparing for an expedition to Everest as part of his project, `Summits of My Life’, together with alpinist Jordi Tosas and filmmaker Sébastien Montaz-Rosset.Two days before departure, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal with devastating effect and Jordi’s beloved Langtang Valley is all but eradicated. Putting their original objective to one side, the team travel to Nepal with the hope of offering help in the place that they hold in their hearts.As the rhododendron flowers of Langtang herald the arrival of spring,...
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4 November 2015
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Ski Mountaineering Calendar 2016

  Font Blanca / January 16th / AndorraSki Mountaineering World Cup (Vertical race + Individual race) http://fontblanca.ad/ XXX Valtellina Orobie / January 30th / Albosaggia (Italy)Ski Mountaineering World Cup (Individual race + sprint race)http://www.polalbosaggia.com/site/ Alpiniski / Februrary 5th / Les Marécottes (Switzerland)European Championship (Vertical race + Individual race)http://www.alpiniski.ch/ Transcavallo / February 20th / Alpago (Italy)Ski Mountaineering World Cup (Individual race + sprint race)http://www.transcavallo.it/ Altitoy / Februrary 27th / Luz (France)LDT World Cup (Team race)http://altitoy-ternua.com/ Pierra Menta / March 9th- March...
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21 October 2015
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My Skin. My Life

Soy consciente que la manera como vivo y me muevo en la montaña es distinta a como uno podría imaginarse.Me gusta sentirme libre y ligero en ella para moverme  ágil y con mayor facilidad sin que nada me moleste o me suponga un obstáculo. Además me permite sentir mejor el entorno que me rodea, el agua, la brisa, el calor o el frío. No obstante, sé que así a la vez me expongo sin protección a condiciones extremas para mí y para mi piel.Condiciones que mi piel ya refleja porque tiene memoria.Nuestra fuerza son nuestros pies, nuestras piernas, nuestro cuerpo y nuestra mente. Pero me he dado cuenta que aunque hasta ahora me preocupaba por mi dieta, mi descanso y mis entrenamientos no hacía lo mismo con...
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23 September 2015
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Home victory

Kilian Jornet has been proclaimed the winner of the Salomon Ultra Pirineu 2015 and crossed the finishing line with a big smile on his face. The Catalan athlete had returned home to take part in the magnificent Cadí Moixeró race, three years after achieving a victory in 2012, and his return has had the best outcome possible. ‘For me, this is the last race of the season and I am very glad to finish it this way, in shape and surrounded by all of you. This race means a lot to me because it follows the trails where I have been running since childhood and I feel very comfortable here,’ confessed Jornet after the race. Jornet completed the race in 12:03:27 and, 8 minutes after him, Zaid Ait Malek crossed the finishing line, having tailed...
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9 August 2015
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4 times champion in Sierre Zinal

Kilian wins for the fourth time in Sierre Zinal, a 31km race with 2.200 elevation gain held in Switzerland   “I am very surprised with this victory. I haven’t been running much this past weeks and I wasn’t expecting a great result. I came because Sierre Zinal is one of my favorite races and I didn’t want to miss it. However I am very pleased to have scored a new victory here”, said Jornet Picture: Fabio Menino
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11 July 2015
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Hardrock

Kilian Jornet won, for the second time in a row, Hardrock 100, one of the hardest races in the world. Jornet managed to repeat last year’s performance and win with a time of 23h28’10’’, setting a new record for the race. “I am very happy for the result, it is very special to run on the same track but counter-clockwise, as well as being able to set up a new record. I like the ambiance of this race, the animals and the nature that you discover along the route. There has been tough moments but this is what makes this race even more special to me”, said Kilian Jornet Jornet arrived to the race without much race training, but having spent long hours in altitude while climbing mountains around the Alps. This acclimatization might have been...
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5 July 2015
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Mount Marathon

Jornet has won the Alaska Mount Marathon in a race record time of 41'48''.   In a 5km-race with 921m of climb, athletes had to start the race in the town of Seward to reach the summit of Mount Marathon.   ‘The race went very well. It has been a new experience and I am very satisfied. This race is amazing, not only because it is very technical but also because of the atmosphere surrounding it. The fact that an equal number of runners take part in the three categories: men, women and junior, is what makes this race unusual’ declared Kilian Jornet. Picture: Irunfar
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14 April 2015
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Ademello: Teaming up with Lorenzo Holzknecht

The Jornet-Holzknecht duo came sixth in the Adamello Ski Raid held today in Italy This was the penultimate round of the Ski Mountaineering World Cup. The last round will be contested in late April in the Mezzalama "Lorenzo and I set ourselves a highly ambitious target that we could not achieve. I was in good physical shape but Lorenzo did not feel very well from the start, so we tried to finish the race and we did so, which is the most important thing. It's an impressive race which goes across a glacier; it is a breathtaking landscape,’ explained Jornet after the race.
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30 March 2015
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Full weekend of competition

A Ski Mountaineering World Cup race was held this weekend in Italy and Kilian Jornet was second on the vertical race, fourth in the individual and 22nd on the sprint Jornet is now second in the overall ranking of the Ski Mountaineering World Cup. Two team races will decide the championship. "The combined World Cup is a title I’d really like to try to win because it proves the versatility of the skier in the different events. I’m second right now, but I am I hoping to score enough points in the two races left, to be able to fight for victory against Roberto", Kilian Jornet declared. Credit: ISMF press office
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24 March 2015
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Summer calendar

Kilian Jornet presents his calendar for the summer of 2015. Unlike in previous years, he has decided not to take part in any specific competitive circuit and will race in Europe and in the United States this year. However, before the start of the trail running season, Kilian Jornet will travel to the Himalayas for nearly seven weeks in connection with the Summits of My Life project. This will be his team’s first approach of the Everest challenge (8,848m), although Jornet explained: ‘We know we have a long way ahead of us. Preparation will be a key factor, but patience will also be needed to discover those great mountains. I think this will be a long-term project that we hope to complete in the coming years.’ So, in this first...
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9 March 2015
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Pierra Menta, let’s go!

This was the image I copy to my notebook when I was going to school, Pierre Gignoux and the "Boss" Stephane Brosse, the dominators (with the permision of Meraldi, Pedrini, Boscazzi, Murada, Reicheger, Denis Brunod) they was a strong team, a impresive downhill technique and endurance capacities. They make 5 podiums with other partners (Bibollet and Bret) until 2001 when they start racing together and they win. this it was when I put for the 1st time a bib number on my leg. Being a hyperactive children I needed to spend my energy somewhere and I enter to the CTEMC (technification center of ski mountaineering in Catalonia). Before that for me ski mountaineering it was climb up with cross cowntry skis with thin skins and go down with alpine skis (carries on the backpack...
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1 March 2015
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Trofeo Marmotta

Kilian Jornet finished second this morning in the third round of the Ski Mountaineering World Cup With the points scored in this event, held in Italy, Kilian leads in the overall rankings of the World Cup ‘I'm happy with today’s race and to keep scoring points in the rankings. William has had a great race today and I couldn’t catch up with him,’ explained Kilian Jornet
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11 February 2015
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365 days of adventures

One year has passed since the award of National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. Since then, 365 days of adventure and many new challenges and dreams overtaken. Now it's time to pass the relay. Congratulations to Aleksander Doba! 67 years and an inspiration to all adventurers around the world.
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9 February 2015
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Second gold in the Ski Mountaineering World Championship

Kilian Jornet has been proclaimed Individual Race world champion after achieving another victory in the Vertical Kilometre. The Ski Mountaineering World Championships are being held this week in Verbier, Switzerland. Kilian Jornet still has two more chances of winning a medal in the Team Race and in Relays. 'A gold medal in the star race is very stimulating. I felt very good during the race and, the truth is, I am very satisfied with how this World Championship is going,' declared Kilian Jornet.
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7 February 2015
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Gold in the vertical race

Kilian Jornet has been proclaimed World Champion in the Vertical Race.   It took Jornet 39'26'' to complete the 847-meter climb held in the Swiss resort of Verbier.   ‘It has been was a great race. I felt very good and I have thoroughly enjoyed myself. Running in Verbier, a place where ski mountaineering tradition is  everywhere, is always highly motivating,’ explained Kilian Jornet.
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25 January 2015
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Two victories in Andorra

Kilian won both the individual and the vertical race held this weekend in Andorra, part of the Ski Mountaineering World Cup. The races where held in Andorra and strong wind and hard weather conditions forced the organisation to change part of the track. “I felt very well all troughout the weekend, both yesterday for the individual race and toay. We’ve suffered today due to strong wind but I’m happy I was able to score more points for the World Cup” Results Ski Mountaineering World Cup Andorra Picture: ISMF Press Office
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12 January 2015
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Victory for Kilian Jornet in the Vertical Race in the Ski Mountaineering World Cup

Kilian Jornet won the Vertical Race in the Ski Mountaineering World Cup held in Puy Sant Vincent (France) this morning. On Saturday he took part on the individual race where he couldn't score due to a track mistake "I'm happy with the result of today. My sensations were good. In the beginning Tony Palzer and I ran off ahead and at about half the race I managed to get away from him to finally achieve the victory." Jornet will now prepare for the next event of the World Cup to be held in Andorra on 24th and 25th January in order to be "as high as possible", as he himself commented.  Picture: ISMF Press Office
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26 December 2014
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Summits of My Life: Aconcagua

Kilian Jornet sets a new ascent-descent record on Aconcagua (6.962m) as part of his project Summits of My Life. Jornet set a time of 12h49′ following the usual route, with start and finish in Horcones. “I’m really happy to have completed this new challenge. It has been tough, especially at 6,500m altitude when I suffered altitude sickness. Anyway, these moments of suffering will always be remembered” said Kilian More info on the Summits of My Life blog
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4 December 2014
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Ski Mountaineering calendar 2015

This year's calendar! As every year, I'm happy to compete and be able to combine different modalities and distances! I will take part in the World Cup, the world championship and mythical team races like Pierra Menta or Mezzalama.Kilian Ski Ecrins / January 10th - 11th / Puy Saint Vincent (France)Disciplines: Individual and Sprint | World CupWeb: http://www.teamecrinshautesalpes.com/ Font Blanca / January 24th - 25th / Arinsal - Arcalís (Andorra)Disciplines: Individual and Vertical | World CupWeb: http://www.teamecrinshautesalpes.com/ ISMF Wolrd Championships / February 5th - 12th / Verbier (Switzerland)Ski Mountaineering World ChampionshipsWeb: http://www.verbier2015.ch/en/ Olympus Ski...
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27 November 2014
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Run or Die by Kilian Jornet distinguished in the top-6 sport books in the UK

Kilian Jornet's first book, Run or Die, distinguished among the top 6 sport books in the UK Jornet attended today the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award in London “I'm very happy that the book has been shortlisted for this prize. Skyrunning js starting to get popular in the UK and it's an honour to be able to share our sport with English readers", said Kilian Jornet  
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6 November 2014
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Bringing my second passion to the mountains

I'm not a photographer. I've never studied photography or attended any image courses, but I have always been interested in design, composition and colour. Drawing is one of my greatest passions, which, somehow, I left in the "I don’t have time" drawer quite a while ago. After completing my A levels in Art two paths opened before me: continuing to study design, drawing, etc., which I felt passionate about and meant I would have to go and live in the city, or pursuing my passion for the mountain, running, skiing, which meant going to college in Font Romeu, in the mountains, to study the equivalent of a PE instructor in France. At this stage, I don’t need to tell you which one I chose.I do not regret having chosen this route at all. Besides the emotions,...
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13 October 2014
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2014: The perfect season

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...
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10 October 2014
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Hat trick in the World Cup

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
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3 October 2014
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"Marca Leyenda" Award

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
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30 September 2014
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Presentation of DÉJAME VIVIR in Paris

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. Credit: C.Racat
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13 September 2014
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Ultra Running World Cup

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.
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6 September 2014
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Tromsö Skyrace

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...
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31 August 2014
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Kima and record again

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
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24 August 2014
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Kilian Jornet, seven times Skyrunning World Champion

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
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10 August 2014
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Kilian wins in Sierre Zinal and gets closer to the Skyrunning World Champion title

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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5 August 2014
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Are mountains the last space of freedom?

- 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...
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29 July 2014
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Déjame Vivir screening in the Aosta Valley

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) Free entry
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27 July 2014
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Sixth victory of the season in Giir di Mont

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
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22 July 2014
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4th victory in Dolomites

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
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