Kilian Jornet has just issued his farewell to this 2012 trail running season where he has proven himself to be fitter than ever. He has so completely dominated the sport over the season that his not winning a race became big news. And that included from the explosive vertical kilometers to the longest and toughest ultra trails the world over: 19 trail races entered, 17 victories achieved and tow podiums. Now, let us follow him herebelow along his very own season recap for a unique achievement.
KILIAN JORNET´S FAREWELL TO THE 2012 TRAIL RUNNING SEASON
“Today I finished my 2012 season, was certainly the largest in emotions, the best and the toughest. Tears of joy and pain and misunderstanding.
It was a season where I have run more miles and more hours than ever, I skied more, I climbed more mountains and I’ve also felt that fresh and relax. Now I need 2 weeks of rest, it is time to count:
1100H / 621.000m,
ski mountainering 494h – 346.000m
Trail running 535h – 265.000m
37h of other sports (climbing-wall)
many hours trying to progress in Slackline;)
Race, was the most abundant and most qualitative:
30 ski races: 15 wins, 6 second positions.
19 trail races (3 ultras, 4 vertical kilometers, 12 skyraces) with 17 victories and 2 third places.
He has also been the season to start the “Summit of my life” with 2 crossings of the Mont Blanc massif. Memories, emotions, best of my life in the mountains and the most cruel.
Many numbers that season where I was able to share this time with more people on the mountain, thanks to all the people on my team … the Team Jordi FEEC and FEDME, Oriol, Fernando, Wein, Arnau, Alex … Team Salomon, Joan, Pau, Greg, Serge, Patrick, Aude … The Guru Arnaud. Winter teammate, Marc, Matheo, William… Those who have immortalized all times, Seb, Dean, Greg … The family has always been there. Friends who came to the races with the times we shared travel and hotel. Mireia, Poma, Miguel, Mitch, Anna, Emelie, Iker, Nerea, Zhanna, Silvia, Tom, Dakota, Tony, Joe… And all what have been following and giving strength from the trails and from home. THANKS!”
KILIAN JORNET PHOTOS 2012 TRAIL RUNNING SEASON.
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