KIlian Jornet´s book “Run or Die” hits the top6 Sports Books in UK

Kilian Jornet’s first book, Run or Die, distinguished among the top 6 sport books in the UK for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award.  Jornet attended yesterday the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award in London

Kilian Jornet presenting his second book at Madrid in 2013

Kilian Jornet presenting his second book at Madrid in 2013

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KILIAN JORNET´S FIRST BOOK, RUN OR DIE, IN TOP6 SPORTS BOOK UK. 

Run or Die, Kilian Jornet’s first book has been shortlisted among the six best sports in the United Kingdom, the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award. The book has been selected among five other books, being the top-6 sport books of the year. The winner was “Night Games”, by Anna Krien.

Kilian Jornet Run or Die, first edition in spanish.

Kilian Jornet Run or Die, first edition in spanish.

Jornet traveled to London this morning to attend the award ceremony in the Bafta theater. He explained: “I’m very happy that the book has been shortlisted for this award. Skyrunning is getting popular in the UK and I’m proud to be able to share our soort with English readers.”

Run or Die, was Kilian Jornet first book, the diary of a winner that sums up his philosophy on the earlier years of Kilian’s career as an athlete. In the United Kingdom, the book was released this summer by Penguin publishing house.

It was originally published in 2009 and since then it has been published to several languages. For the moment it has been published in 15 different languages and the number is expected to grow: Catalan, Spanish, Spanish (South America), French, English (US), English (UK), Portuguese, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, Slovenian, Czech, Polish, Bulgarian, Hungarian and Romanian.

The second book by Kilian, The Invisible Border (2013), it has also been a big editorial success in the countries that has already been published: Catalan, Spanish, French and Italian.

Kilian Jornet The Invisible Border, first edition in spanish.  2013

Kilian Jornet The Invisible Border, first edition in spanish. 2013

 

IN-DEPTH DOUBLE INTERVIEW WITH KILIAN: Last year, as the book was published, we held a long double interview with him, sharing many of his personal references, both in sports and life style, such as Bonatti, Zatopek and other.

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WHAT´S NEXT FOR HIM? After the awards ceremony at London, Jornet has travelled back to the Alps, where he is preparing both the ski mountaineering season and the Aconcagua challenge, part of the Summits of My Life project.

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FURTHER INFO ABOUT TRAIL RUNNING IN SPAIN. 

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Info by Mayayo Oxígeno for Trailrunningspain

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