KILIAN JORNET WILL RUN 10KM ON A ROAD RACE- HYTTEPLANMILA

Kilian Jornet will tackle a 10 KM flat run on asphalt for the first time today on the 10km Hytteplanmila, Norway. However, it is not KIlian’s debut as an asphalt runner, since we already saw him performing great tests last year like the half marathon of asphalt with a mark of 1h 26m. A fantastic time, taking into consideration that the race had a positive altitude gain of 1,400m.

KILIAN JORNET 10K ROAD RUN

During this 2020 we have seen Kilian for the first time performing fantastic trainings in the track and field, or the fantastic performance of 29:55 in 10 km after having run a Vertical Kilomer.

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Kilian Jornet has climbed many of the highest mountains in the world and has won mountain and ultra-tough races. He has climbed Mount Everest twice in a week, without the use of oxygen or rope! He has set records for Kilimanjaro, Mont Blanc and Aconcagua. He was the first man to ski for Trollveggen! But it has not run a 10km road race before. On Saturday, October 17, Kilian Jornet will make his debut in a 10km road race in Hytteplanmila.

In fact, the choice of that race is no surprise, but it has all the logic, as an intermediate step by Kilian to set his own goals: on the one hand, it is a race that offers almost perfect conditions to achieve his maximum potential in 10km. In fact, in 2019 the huge Norwegian athlete Jakob Ingebrigtsen ran the 10 kilometers in 27:54. And on the other hand, living as Kilian lives in Norway he is able to analyzed the race in detail as he confessed himself: “When I train on the treadmill I look for racing videos on the internet to motivate and one of those is Hytteplanmila, where they have raced very strong runners like Sondre Moen and the Ingebrigtsen brothers.”

Kilian arrives in good shape to this appointment: on 18th September, he won the Sierre-Zinal « secret » that was held only for 39 elites. He did it with a time of 2:33:15 for 33K/+2.200m. Far from his own record, set in 2019 but enough to gain authority to rivals such as Remi Bonnet.
Probably, this 10k will be a logic intermediate station in the objective to dispute an asphalt marathon. Kilian is now 32 years old and is a fully mature athlete. According to his personal tradition of always seeking new challenges, beyond his comfort zone. It remains to be seen now the time of this 10k, for that we just need to wait a couple of hours.

KILIAN JORNET HALF MARATHON ASPHALT 2019 (21K/D+1.400M)

A week after his exhibition in Zegama 2019, Jornet performed one of his classic Norwegian test: he managed to win and beat the record of a mountain road half marathon of Geirangner. A half marathon with 1,400 meters of altitude gain in 1:26:48 which shows the potential of the catalan runner.

KILIAN JORNET AND THE CHALLENGE OF THE ASPHALT MARATHON.

Probably, this 10k will be a logic transition in the hypothetical target to dispute an asphalt marathon. Kilian is now 32 years old and is in full maturity. According to his personal tradition of always seeking new challenges, beyond his comfort zone. He wanted to open also to asphalt and already commented his objective to face in the next few months tests on asphalt. It remains to be seen now the mark of this 10k. From there, he will go as and when he faces an asphalt marathon.

KILIAN JORNET MARATHON TOKYO 2020.

He could achieve Olympic minimum required time of 2h11m30s as confirmed by his sports director Greg Vollet. By reviewing the data of his racing made on asphalt since 2017, the latest flat training, including the very recent Marathon Challenge with two consecutive 10k as well as its physiological features, we can expefct a great time in his official debut in the 10 km today.
Good luck Kilian!!!

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Info by Héctor Rubio @hekruca for Trailrunningspain