Posted in Dishing the Dirt by Matt Ward on Tue 28 Sep '10


Kilian on-route this morning

7 hour and 14 minutes – sounds like a long time to be out running, but not when placed into the context of running up Mt. Kilimanjaro and back. Seems incredible then that this is all it took Kilian Jornet to achieve the amazing feat earlier today…

This latest, and well publicised, episode of the young athlete’s amazing Quest to complete some utterly astounding ultra-trail and mountain running achievements, was completed in full gaze of the humble and remarkable Simon M’Tuy. A man who held the record, until today, and has been so supportive and inspirational to the whole of the Salomon crew on location in Africa.

We are sure that there will be much more to follow on this, but for now Kilian – enjoy!


Kilian is engulfed by Simon at the finish

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  1. rabbi Sep 30, 01:15 PM

    jaysus, could you not use a better picture of the lad?

  2. Thomas Oct 6, 07:25 AM

    My view: Although Kilian does not look pretty on that photo it is well choosen.
    Kilian expresses that is was in deed some effort to break that record (and thereby honors the previous champion).
    It does not look that pretty but shows character.

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