Kilian Jornet Videos: Pablo Vigil, mountain runner legend at Colorado. Kilian´s Quest S4. Ep8.
Kilian Jornet´s trail running 2012 season has been extraordinary in many senses: Competition-wise he showed far more dominance than ever, winning just about every single race he entered. (17 out of 19, actually) Beyond that, he launched the Summits of MyLife (SMOL) project, whose film will premiere next 17th December at Barcelona. While he now moves on towards the winter season on skis, as usual, his very last Kilian´Quest 2012 video has come out, on the days shared at Colorado with Hall Of Fame mountain runner Pablo Vigil.
PABLO VIGIL: MOUNTAIN RUNNER AT THE COLORADO HALL OF FAME.
Pablo Vigil has a very strong reputation at the USA as one of the great mountain runners in history. He ran for the joy of it, travelling over several continents and racing on just about every possible surface or syle, be it track & field, street running, mountain running or yes, even the desert.
As for the more classic surfaces, he won the Cleveland Marathon three times and competed in three U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials (1980, 1984 & 1988). He was a member of the United States World Cross Country Championship Team in 1978 and the World Mountain Running Championship Team in 1987, ranking 9th. Furthermore, as a mountain runner he is the only man to have won four straight 32-kilometer Sierre-Zinal Mountain race titles (1979-82), setting a race record that lasted for a decade. Aside from the mountains, he also boasts a 1989 win in the Super Marathon de Hoggar, a 100-mile stage race in Tamanrasset, Algeria.
Now 60 years old, Vigil continues to run cross country and mountain races around the world. He lives in Loveland and teaches literacy in both English and Spanish at Harris Bilingual Elementary School. Kilian Jornet enjoyed some great running weeks in the States this year, with the likes of Scott Jurek and Anton Krupicka among others. Now comes the last in the series, his days shared with Pablo Vigil at Colorado.
The Kilian Jornet videos launched 4 years ago have reached the end of this 2012 season. As the 8th episode in the Kilian´s Quest series shown above by the Salomon Trail Running team, the spaniard shared much about nature and the running traditions with Pablo Vigil at his home in Colorado. Pablo wanted to hightlight the idea that it’s all about “keeping the passion alive and inspire future generations”. True enough, just as Pablo said, it is now for Kilian to inspire the runners that come following his footsteps.
NICK CLARK INTERVIEWS PABLO VIGIL AT SIERRE- ZINAL 2012.
This year Pablo went back to Sierre-Zinal as a guest of the race, were he was interviewed by Nick Clark, one of the great american ultrarunners of these days, on his own right. Follow him here as he shares memories of those racing days at Sierre Zinal. Like Clark, Vigil lives in Fort Collins (Colorado). The former champ shares what he did to be successful at Sierre-Zinal (PB 2h33m)while reflecting on how many of the original Colorado mountain runners – Smead, Trujillo, Carpenter – did at Sierre-Zinal years ago.
KILIAN JORNET PHOTOS: 2012 SALOMON TRAIL RUNNING SEASON.
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