Kílian Jornet Burgada

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This is a Catalan name. The first family name is Jornet and the second is Burgada.
Kílian Jornet Burgada
Kilian.jpg
Jornet Burgada, during his winning run at 08 UTMB.
Personal information
Born (1987-10-27) October 27, 1987 (age 27)
Sabadell, Spain
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Weight 56 kg (123 lb; 8.8 st)
Website www.kilianjornet.com

Kílian Jornet Burgada (born October 27, 1987 in Sabadell, Catalonia (Spain) is a Spanish ski mountaineer, long-distance runner, mountain biker and duathlete (mountain running and mountain biking). He is a three-time champion of the Skyrunner World Series from 2007–09 and the winner of the 2011 Western States Endurance Run.

Biography[edit]

Jornet was born in Sabadell in Catalonia. He started ski mountaineering in 1999 and competed for the first time at the La Molina race of the Spanish Cup in 2000. In 2003 he became a junior member of the Spanish national ski mountaineering team, and has raced as a senior since 2007. He is a member of the international Atomic team and lives in France.

In June 2014, Kilian Jornet broke the fastest known time for ascending and descending Alaska's Mount McKinley, "Denali", (6,168 m 20,237 ft) in 11 hours and 40 minutes, breaking the previous record by 5 hours and 6 minutes.[2] In 23 December 2014 he broke the record to ascend Aconcagua, Argentina (6,960 m 22,837 ft) from the nearest road at Puente del Inca) and back, in a time of 12 h 49 min.[3] He has got plans to break the record for ascending and descending every one of the Seven Summits, including Mount Everest during 2015.

On the 21st of August, 2013, Jornet ran up and down the Matterhorn in a record time of 2 hours and 52 minutes, beating the 1995 record of Bruno Brunod by 20 minutes. He started climbing up the 14,962 ft peak during mid-afternoon local time, reaching the summit in 1 hour 56 minutes via the Lion Ridge from the Italian side.[4]

Previously, for his achievements in the "junior" class ski mountaineering team, he won the Catalan sports award (Premi d’honor d’esport català) in 2004, 2005 and 2006.[citation needed]

Jornet has been recognised as an elite athlete since 2004[5] by the Catalan and Spanish sports councils (Consell Català de l’Esport and Consejo Superior de Deportes).[6]

In 2005 he set a new course record of 2:30:57 for the race to the 4,015-metre (13,173 ft) summit of the Dôme de Neige des Écrins.[7] He was World Champion in the Buff SkyRunner World Series in 2007,[5] 2008 and 2009[8] becoming the youngest athlete to win this honour.[5] On September 7, 2013, Jornet and a companion were rescued by the PGHM (Peloton de Gendarmerie de haute montagne) at 3,800 meters of altitude (éperon Frendo) while attempting to climb the north face of the Aiguille du Midi wearing sneakers and body stocking. Jornet studied at the University of Perpignan Via Domitia.[9] His sister Naila Jornet Burgada also competes in ski mountaineering events.[10]

Summits of my life[edit]

Summits of My Life is Kilian Jornet’s personal project, in which he will try to set ascent and descent records for the most important mountains on the planet, and is planned to culminate with the record attempt on the Mount Everest. This project includes :

  • Mont Blanc, 4.810 m, achieved in 4h57' in 2013.[11]
  • Matterhorn, 4.478 m. In 2013 he runs up and down the Matterhorn, starting and finishing in the town of Breuil-Cervinia, Italy in a 2h52' round trip.[12]
  • McKinley, 6.186 m achieved in 11h48' in 2014 setting a new world record.[13]
  • Aconcagua, 6.959 m. In 2014, Jornet sets a time of 12h49′ following the usual route.[14]

Selected results[edit]

Mountain Running / skyrunning[edit]

Climbing[edit]

  • 2006: 2nd, International Championship SkySpeed Climb

Duathlon[edit]

  • 2006:
  • 2007:
    • 1st Núria-Queralbs Salomon Compex, "senior" class[16]

Ski mountaineering[edit]

  • 2002:
    • 2nd, Spanish Championship team race together with Gil Erra, "cadet" class
    • 4th, Spanish Cup, "cadet" class
    • 5th, Spanish Championship single race, "cadet" class
  • 2003:
  • 2004:
    • 1st, World Championship vertical race, "cadet" class
    • 1st, Spanish Championship single race, "cadet" class
    • 1st, Spanish Championship vertical race, "cadet" class
    • 1st, Spanish Championship vertical race together with Aleix Pubill Rodríguez, "cadet" class
    • 2nd, World Championship single race, "cadet" class
    • 3rd, European Cup single race, "cadet" class
  • 2005:
    • 1st, European Championship vertical race, "cadet" class
    • 1st, Spanish Championship single race, "cadet" class
    • 1st, Spanish Cup (Spanish: Copa España) single race, "cadet" class
    • 1st, European Cup single race, "cadet" class
    • 1st, Spanish Championship team race together with Jordi Oliva
    • 3rd, Spanish Championship vertical race
    • 4th, Spanish Cup single race, "cadet" class
  • 2007:
    • 1st, European Championship single race, "junior" class
    • 1st, European Championship vertical race, "junior" class
    • 1st, European Championship relay race together with Mireia Miró Varela and Marc Pinsach Rubirola, "junior" class
    • 1st, European Championship team race, "junior" class
    • 1st, 20th "Traça Catalana"
    • 2nd, Spanish Cup vertical race
  • 2009:
    • 1st, European Championship vertical race
    • 2nd, European Championship relay race together with Javier Martín de Villa, Joan Maria Vendrell Martínez and Manuel Pérez Brunicardi
    • 5th, European Championship team race together with Javier Martín de Villa
  • 2010:
    • 1st, World Championship vertical race[18]
    • 2nd, World Championship single race[19]
    • 3rd, World Championship combination ranking[20]
    • 4th, World Championship relay race (together with Javier Martín de Villa, Manuel Pérez Brunicardi and Marc Pinsach Rubirola)[21]
    • 8th, World Championship team race (together with Marc Pinsach Rubirola)[22]
    • 1st (espoirs), Trophée des Gastlosen (ISMF World Cup), together with Marc Pinsach Rubirola[23]
  • 2011:
    • 1st, World Championship single race
    • 1st, World Championship vertical race
    • 1st, World Championship vertical, combined ranking
    • 4th, World Championship relay, together with Marc Pinsach Rubirola, Miguel Caballero Ortega, Javier Martín de Villa
    • 8th, World Championship team race (together with Marc Pinsach Rubirola)
    • 1st, Mountain Attack[24]
  • 2012:
    • 1st, European Championship vertical race
    • 1st, World Championship vertical, combined ranking
    • 2nd, European Championship single
    • 4th, European Championship relay, together with Marc Pinsach Rubirola, Marc Solà Pastoret and Miguel Caballero Ortega
    • 5th, European Championship team, together with Marc Pinsach Rubirola
    • 1st and course record, Mountain Attack[25]
    • 1st, Patrouille de la Maya, together with Valentin Favre and Alexis Sévennec-Verdier[26]

Pierra Menta[edit]

Main article: Pierra Menta
  • 2008: 1st together with Florent Troillet
  • 2010: 1st together with Florent Troillet
  • 2011: 1st together with Didier Blanc
  • 2012: 7th, together with Marc Pinsach Rubirola[27]

Patrouille des Glaciers[edit]

  • 2010: 4th, together with Marc Solà Pastoret and Marc Pinsach Rubirola[28]

Trofeo Mezzalama[edit]

Main article: Trofeo Mezzalama

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pro review. Retrieved on 2011-12-03 from http://www.salomoneyewear.com/en/avis-pro
  2. ^ Weinberger, Hannah (2014-06-13). "Kilian Jornet Sets Denali Speed Record". Outside. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  3. ^ Kilian Jornet Sets Another Speed Record
  4. ^ MacDonald, Douglas (2013-08-21). "Kilian Jornet Shatters Matterhorn Speed Record". Climbing Magazine. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  5. ^ a b c "Kilian Jornet, campeón del mundo" (in Spanish). Runnner's World (Spanish edition). 2007-09-23. Retrieved 2009-03-27. 
  6. ^ "Lista "Deportista de Alto Nivel"" (pdf) (in Spanish). Consejo Superior de Deportes. 2007-08-17. Retrieved 2009-03-27. 
  7. ^ "Rècord de Kilian Jornet al Dome de Neige des Ecrins (4.015 m.)" (in Catalan). FEEC. 2005-09-08. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  8. ^ 2009 Skyrunner World Series ranking, October 29, 2009
  9. ^ Jornet's Facebook profile
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ Extraordinary Speed Record on Mont Blanc
  12. ^ Kilian Jornet Shatters Matterhorn Speed Record
  13. ^ Kilian Jornet Sets Mc Kingley Record
  14. ^ Kilian Jornet Smashes Aconcagua Speed Record
  15. ^ Kilian Jornet, Campeón del Mundo (Spanish), El Mundo Deportivo, 25. September 2007.
  16. ^ Marc Pinsach and Neus Parcerisas won the Salomon Compex Xm Duatlon Series, October 20, 2007.
  17. ^ Kilian Jornet-Burgada wins World Cup in Massongex, Dynafit, January 30, 2008.
  18. ^ 5. ISMF World Championships - vertical race (AD), skimountaineering.org
  19. ^ 5. ISMF World Championships - individual (AD), www.skimountaineering.org
  20. ^ ISMF World championship combined ranking - men, ISMF.
  21. ^ 5. ISMF World Championships - relays men (AD), www.skimounaineering.org
  22. ^ Provisional results men teams, www.canillo2010.org
  23. ^ 2010 Trophée des Gastlosen
  24. ^ Mountain Attack - results 2011
  25. ^ Mountain Attack - results 2012
  26. ^ 04.03.12: Patrouille de la Maya (German), SAC - CAS.
  27. ^ Pierra Menta 2012
  28. ^ 2010 Patrouille des Glaciers
  29. ^ 2011 Trofeo Mezzalama - men results

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