Kilian Jornet Requires Title at Golden Trail Globe Series

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Kilian Jornet runs in the Golden Trail World Series
Photo credit: Golden Trail Globe Series

Kilian Jornet — six-time gold medalist in ski mountaineering championships — just won the Golden Trail Globe Series.

Kilian Jornet, an ultrarunner and ski mountaineer from Spain, just completed initially in the Nepal stage of the Golden Trail Series to take the all round title.

The Golden Trail Series, sponsored by Salomon, consists of six intense marathon runs across the planet. The series lineup consists of the Mont Blanc Marathon, Dolomyths Run, and Pikes Peak Marathon. Runners will have to participate in at least 3 of the races to qualify for the final.

The series final was the Annapurna Trail Marathon, with more than 12,000 feet of elevation acquire. Kilian Jornet ran the grueling 42km trail race in 4 hours, 46 minutes, five seconds. Out of the six races top up to the Annapurna Marathon, Jornet won 3 of them.

His wins had been at the Zegama in Spain, Pikes Peak Marathon in the U.S., and Sierre Zinal in Switzerland. Jornet’s finish time of two hours, 25 minutes, 35 seconds at the Sierre-Zinal set a new course record (it is also his seventh win at the race).

Jornet posted about his win on Instagram, thanking all the organizers of the race.

Mary Murphy
By Mary Murphy

Mary is primarily based in Denver, Colorado, but often travels abroad. Her outside interests span from climbing to landscape photography to pack-paddleboarding. If she’s not writing, you can most most likely discover her at the leading of a fourteener, or in a neighborhood bakery.

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