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 jornet Grand raid 2010.JPG
Jornet during the 2010 Grand Raid
Personal information
Born (1987-10-27) October 27, 1987 (age 27)
Sabadell, Spain
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Weight 58 kg (128 lb; 9.1 st)[2]
Website www.kilianjornet.com

Kílian Jornet Burgada (born October 27, 1987 in Sabadell, Catalonia, Spain) is a spanish ski mountaineer and long-distance runner. He is widely regarded to be the most dominating trail runner in the world.[3][4][5]

He is a six-time champion of the long-distance running Skyrunner World Series and has won some of the most prestigious ultramarathons, including the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, Grand Raid, the Western States Endurance Run and the Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run.

Jornet holds the fastest known time for the ascent and descent of Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and Mount McKinley.

Biography[edit]

Cap de Rec mountain hut where Jornet grew up.

Jornet was born in Sabadell, Catalonia, but grew up in Cap de Rec, a mountain hut at 2000 meters where his father was a hut keeper and mountain guide. The hut is located at the cross-country Lles ski resort in Lles de Cerdanya.[3] At the age of three he climbed Tuc de Molières, a three-thousander in the Pyrenees. By the age of five he climbed Aneto 3,404 m (11,168 ft), the highest mountain in the Pyrenees, and a year later he climbed his first four-thousander, the Breithorn (4,164 m (13,661 ft)) in Switzerland.[6]

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. Jornet studied at the University of Perpignan Via Domitia.[7] His sister Naila Jornet Burgada and his girlfriend Emelie Forsberg also compete in ski mountaineering events.[8]

Jornet has been recognised as an elite athlete since 2004[9] by the Catalan and Spanish sports councils (Consell Català de l’Esport and Consejo Superior de Deportes).[10] 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]

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.[11] He was World Champion in the Buff SkyRunner World Series in 2007,[9] 2008 and 2009[12] becoming the youngest athlete to win this honour.[9]

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.

Summits of my life[edit]

Summits of My Life[13] is Kilian Jornet’s personal project, in which he is trying to set ascent and descent records for some of 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 crossing, 4,810 m (15,780 ft). In September 2012 Jornet completed a route linking Courmayeur and Chamonix in 8 hours and 42 minutes.[14] A previous attempt at ski crossing the Mont Blanc massif from Les Contamines to Champex in June 2012 resulted in the death of Stéphane Brosse when a snow cornice collapsed under him.[15][16][17]
  • Mont Blanc. In July 2013 Jornet achieved the fastest known time for the ascent and descent from Chamonix in 4 hours and 57 minutes.[18][19]
  • Matterhorn, 4,478 m (14,692 ft). In August 2013 Jornet achieved the fastest known time for the ascent and descent from Breuil-Cervinia in 2 hours and 52 minutes.[20] He improved the previous fastest known time set by Bruno Brunod in 1995 by more than 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.[21]
  • Mount McKinley, 6,168 m (20,236 ft). In June 2014 Jornet completes the fastest known time for the ascent and descent with a time of 11 hours and 48 minutes using both skis and crampons, breaking the previous record by 5 hours and 6 minutes.[22][23]
  • Aconcagua, 6,960 m (22,830 ft). In December 2014 Jornet sets a record for climbing and descending Aconcagua from Horcones (the nearest road, at Puente del Inca) and back, in 12 hours and 49 minutes.[24] Jornet's record was broken in February 2015 by Karl Egloff, who completed the route in 11 hours and 52 minutes. [25]
  • Elbrus, 5,642 m (18,510 ft). Jornet made an attempt in 2013 to set the fastest known time for the ascent and descent from Azau but was forced to turn back by bad weather. A new attempt is planned for 2015.[26] The current fastest known time for the ascent and descent is 4 hours and 39 minutes, set in 2014 by Vitaliy Shkel.[27][28]
  • Mount Everest, 8,848 m (29,029 ft). An attempt is planned for 2015 or 2016.

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[30]

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[32]
    • 2nd, World Championship single race[33]
    • 3rd, World Championship combination ranking[34]
    • 4th, World Championship relay race (together with Javier Martín de Villa, Manuel Pérez Brunicardi and Marc Pinsach Rubirola)[35]
    • 8th, World Championship team race (together with Marc Pinsach Rubirola)[36]
    • 1st (espoirs), Trophée des Gastlosen (ISMF World Cup), together with Marc Pinsach Rubirola[37]
  • 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[38]
  • 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[39]
    • 1st, Patrouille de la Maya, together with Valentin Favre and Alexis Sévennec-Verdier[40]

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[41]

Patrouille des Glaciers[edit]

  • 2010: 4th, together with Marc Solà Pastoret and Marc Pinsach Rubirola[42]

Trofeo Mezzalama[edit]

Main article: Trofeo Mezzalama

Filmography[edit]

  • Summits of my life – A Fine Line (2012)
  • Summits of my life - Déjame Vivir (2014)

Bibliography[edit]

  • Jornet, Kílian (2011). Run or Die. Velo Press. ISBN 1937715094. 
  • Jornet, Kílian (2013). The invisible border. 


References[edit]

  1. ^ Pro review. Retrieved on 2011-12-03 from http://www.salomoneyewear.com/en/avis-pro
  2. ^ Kilian Jornet
  3. ^ a b Solomon, Christopher (March 20, 2013). "Becoming the All-Terrain Human". The New York Times. Retrieved December 30, 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/magazine/article4160746.ece
  5. ^ http://www.redbull.com/en/adventure/stories/1331666522860/kilian-jornet-rocks-hard-at-the-hardrock-100
  6. ^ Dumons, Olivier (September 20, 2013). "Le sommet de sa vie". Le Monde. Retrieved December 30, 2014. 
  7. ^ Jornet's Facebook profile
  8. ^ What Makes Jornet Burgada Run?
  9. ^ a b c "Kilian Jornet, campeón del mundo" (in Spanish). Runnner's World (Spanish edition). 2007-09-23. Retrieved 2009-03-27. 
  10. ^ "Lista "Deportista de Alto Nivel"" (PDF) (in Spanish). Consejo Superior de Deportes. 2007-08-17. Retrieved 2009-03-27. 
  11. ^ "Rècord de Kilian Jornet al Dome de Neige des Ecrins (4.015 m.)" (in Catalan). FEEC. 2005-09-08. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  12. ^ 2009 Skyrunner World Series ranking, October 29, 2009
  13. ^ http://summitsofmylife.com/
  14. ^ Kilian Jornet Burgada, Innominata Ridge and Mont Blanc in 6 hours 17 minutes
  15. ^ http://www.chamonet.com/events/news/world-champion-ski-mountaineer-dies-in-mont-blanc-record-attempt
  16. ^ Stéphane Brosse emporté (French), SkiChrono, June 17, 2012.
  17. ^ Skibergsteiger Stéphane Brosse stirbt im Wallis (German), blick.ch, June 17, 2012.
  18. ^ Extraordinary Speed Record on Mont Blanc
  19. ^ Mont-Blanc Speed Record: Ascent and Descent On Foot
  20. ^ Kilian Jornet Shatters Matterhorn Speed Record
  21. ^ MacDonald, Douglas (2013-08-21). "Kilian Jornet Shatters Matterhorn Speed Record". Climbing Magazine. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  22. ^ Kilian Jornet Sets Mc Kingley Record
  23. ^ Weinberger, Hannah (2014-06-13). "Kilian Jornet Sets Denali Speed Record". Outside. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  24. ^ Kilian Jornet Smashes Aconcagua Speed Record
  25. ^ [1]
  26. ^ Kilian Jornet - Mountain racer
  27. ^ [2]
  28. ^ [3]
  29. ^ Kilian Jornet, Campeón del Mundo (Spanish), El Mundo Deportivo, 25. September 2007.
  30. ^ Marc Pinsach and Neus Parcerisas won the Salomon Compex Xm Duatlon Series, October 20, 2007.
  31. ^ Kilian Jornet-Burgada wins World Cup in Massongex, Dynafit, January 30, 2008.
  32. ^ 5. ISMF World Championships - vertical race (AD), skimountaineering.org
  33. ^ 5. ISMF World Championships - individual (AD), www.skimountaineering.org
  34. ^ ISMF World championship combined ranking - men, ISMF.
  35. ^ 5. ISMF World Championships - relays men (AD), www.skimounaineering.org
  36. ^ Provisional results men teams, www.canillo2010.org
  37. ^ 2010 Trophée des Gastlosen
  38. ^ Mountain Attack - results 2011
  39. ^ Mountain Attack - results 2012
  40. ^ 04.03.12: Patrouille de la Maya (German), SAC - CAS.
  41. ^ Pierra Menta 2012
  42. ^ 2010 Patrouille des Glaciers
  43. ^ 2011 Trofeo Mezzalama - men results

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