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These incredible athletes are a source of inspiration for Kilian Jornet

Kilian Jornet is one of the most inspiring athletes of his generation. Several athletes of this decade have nevertheless been a source of inspiration for Kilian Jornet…

Aith the “Summits of his life”, the one we call the ultra-terrestrial forcefully communicated his passion for the mountains, for trail running and for surpassing oneself. For the past ten years, Kilian Jornet has been an inexhaustible source of inspiration for trail runners around the world. Now, with his commitment to the planet, he also inspires conservationists. And it is with the humility that we know him, that Kilian wished to honor on Twitter exceptional outdoor athletes. These men and women marked this decade thanks to their sporting exploits.

“Here are some of the accomplishments that have inspired me. Not a list of the "best", but the achievements that motivated me to train more and differently, or which allowed me to see differently the projects I wanted to accomplish. "

Here is therefore an overview of the athletes who once inspired and motivated Kilian Jornet.

In ultra-trail

Camille Herron with her 24 hour track record "with only a 7% difference between her time and the men's record", revealed that "the longer the distance, the less gender influences endurance performance". The vertical kilometer specialist Urban zemmer proved to as many people as possible that it was possible to achieve “extraordinary times at 40”. Jim walmsley showed "exceptional determination" in 2017 for the ultra Running Western States 100.

 
 
 
 
 
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Skiers sources of inspiration for Kilian Jornet

Laetitia Roux has shown "absolute domination and has taken care of details to perfection in ski mountaineering". On the boys side, Jeremie heitz “pushed the limits during his free-ride at full speed” in Obergabelhorn. Petter northug has “changed cross-country skiing with its style and attacks”. Andrezj Bargiel carried out "the first ski descent of the slopes of K2 without oxygen", and Martin Fourcade simply "dominated biathlon for 10 years".

“In 2017-2018, Martin was on the podium in each of the 12 individual World Cup races. That says a lot about its consistency. "

 
 
 
 
 
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Climbers sources of inspiration for Kilian Jornet

Dani Arnold has climbed "most of the most technical routes in the Alps", like the day of his phenomenal solo ascent of the Cassin route in the Grandes Jorasses. Adam Ondra “For his ascents and his preparation” on the occasion of “Silence”. The solo ascent of El Capitan by Alex Honnold, is a performance that marked “beyond the climbers' environment”. Marc-André Leclerc meanwhile impressed Killian during his ascent in Patagonia which "opened up the possibilities". Ueli Steck on the south face of Annapurna, is according to Kilian, "one of the most innovative and influential mountaineers of the last decades", thanks to his speed records and his extraordinary climbs.

In marathon

Eliud Kipcoge "For his domination of the marathons in which he participated". This marathon runner helped the discipline to gain popularity, and "posted the best performances of all time."

 
 
 
 
 
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