Killian jornet

Kílian Jornet Burgada

Kílian Jornet Burgada

Jornet Burgada, during his winning run at 08 UTMB.
Born October 27, 1987
Known for Skyrunning, ski mountaineering
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 56 kg (120 lb; 8.8 st)
Medal record
Ski mountaineering
Bronze 2008 World Championship long distance
Bronze 2008 World Championship relay
Gold 2009 European Championship vertical race
Silver 2009 European Championship relay
Gold 2010 World Championship Vertical race
Silver 2010 World Championship Single
Mountain running
Gold 2007 Skyrunner World Series Champion of the year
Gold 2008 Skyrunner World Series Champion of the year
Gold 2009 Skyrunner World Series Champion of the year

Kílian Jornet Burgada (born October 27, 1987) 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.


Jornet was born in Sabadell in Catalonia, Spain. 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 Dynafit team and lives in Puigcerdà.

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.

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

In 2005 he set a new course record of 2:30:57 for the race to the 4,015 metre summit of the . He was World Champion in the Buff SkyRunner World Series in 2007, 2008 and 2009 becoming the youngest athlete to win this honour.

Jornet studied at the University of Perpignan Via Domitia. His sister Naila Jornet Burgada also competes in ski mountaineering events.

Selected results

Mountain Running / skyrunning



Ski mountaineering

Pierra Menta

Patrouille des Glaciers


External links

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