Kilian Jornet´s 2013 trail running calendar: Racing plus three Summits of my life attempts

Kilian Jornet has just issued his 2013 trail running calendar where he is aiming to go one step above and beyond previous seasons. He dominated the sport in 2012, from the explosive vertical kilometers to the longest and toughest ultra trails the world over: 19 trail races entered, 17 victories achieved, plus 2 podiums. Beyond the racing calendar for 2013 it must be noted that he will go on with his Summits of my life project, this year undertaking the world speed records at  Elbrus (Russia) Mont Blanc (France) and Matterhorn (Italy) 

Kilian Jornet during kis Kilimanjaro world speed record.

Kilian Jornet during kis Kilimanjaro world speed record.


RACING: Kilian will participate in the Zegama Aizkorri alpine marathon and Transvulcania ultra trail as well as the European Championship among others.

Kilian Jornet confirmed last 28FEB the races he will enter this season. The first one will be the Elbrus Vertical Kilometer in Russia, and he will then go on racing until  the month of October, ending his season at the Grand Raid in the Reunion Island. Kilian plans to take part in 15 races in total.

Kilian Jornet as winner at Grand Raid reunion 2012

Kilian Jornet as winner at Grand Raid reunion 2012

Kilian will be among the runners, as the previous years of the mythical Transvulcania in the Palma Island and Zegama in the Basque Country, and will continue with the Marathon and the Vertical Kilometer in Chamonix, in the Alps. Meanwhile he will assist to the Kilian’s Classik in Font Romeu, where the athlete studied and began his sports career as well as the Cerdanya Ultrafons in the 35 km modality, place where Kilian grew up.

Afterwards, mid-july, he will be in the Ice Trail Tarentaise in the Val d’Isère (France), race that will be a sort of preparation for the Skyrunning European Championship, which will take place in the Italian Dolomiti from the 19th July. In the same region he will also compete in the Ultra Skyrunning Dolomiti.

He will then rest for a few weeks and board in August to a journey that will lead him to the Matterhon Utaks in Zermatt (Switzerland) and two races in the American continent: the Meet you Maket in Canada and the UROC in the USA.

In the last part of the season, Kilian will take part on the Limone in Italy and end up the season with the Grand Raid in the Reunion Island. In between all this races,

SUMMITS OF MY LIFE PROJECT: Kilian will also perform his record attempts from the “Summits of My Life” project. This 2013 he is expecting to attempt speed records at the Elbrus (RUS), the Montblanc (FRA) and the Matterhorn (ITA). 

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