NUMBER 8: Kilian Jornet

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Kilian Jornet is an enigma – it made him very difficult to place in this list. I considered putting him as high as second before ultimately settling on eighth.

Kilian is only 26 years old and he has already dominated mountain running/skyrunning and ski mountaineering for years. Kilian won the UTMB in 2008, 2009 and 2011. He won Western States in 2011. He won Pikes Peak in 2012. He won Transvulcania in 2013. He has already won nearly one hundred races and he has set many records. He has run up and down Mt. Kilimanjaro faster than anyone else in history (7:14) and he has run up and down the Matterhorn faster than anyone else in history (2:52) (see video below).

Last year, Kilian was featured in the New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/24/magazine/creating-the-all-terrain-human.html

Read about Kilian’s current project: Summits of My Life
http://www.summitsofmylife.com/#/home

See Kilian’s blog at:
http://www.kilianjornet.cat/

Watch Kilian and Marco De Gasperi at the 2013 Skyrace in the Dolomites:

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