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)|
|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|
|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.
Mountain Running / skyrunning
Patrouille des Glaciers
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