Kilian Jornet Burgada

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Kílian Jornet Burgada (born October 27, 1987) is a Catalan ski mountaineer, ultrarunner, mountain biker and duathlete (mountain running and mountain biking). He is a three time champion of the Skyrunner World Series from 2007–09.In 2008 he won the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc and in 2011 was the winner of The Western States Endurance Run.


Jornet was born in Sabadell in Catalonia. He started ski mountaineering in 1999 and competed for the first time at the La Molina (ski resort)race of the Spanish Cup in 2000. In 2003 he became a junior member of the Spanish national ski mountaineering team, and has raced as a senior since 2007. He is a member of the international Dynafit team and lives in Puigcerdà.

For his achievements in the "junior" class ski mountaineering team, he won the Catalan sports award in 2004, 2005 and 2006.

Jornet has been recognised as an elite athlete since 2004 by the Catalan and Spanish sports councils

In 2005 he set a new course record of 2:30:57 for the race to the 4,015 metre summit of the Dôme de Neige des Écrins. He was World Champion in the Skyrunner World Series in 2007, 2008 and 2009 Skyrunner World Series ranking, October 29, 2009 becoming the youngest athlete to win this honour.

Jornet studied at the University of Perpignan Via Domitia.


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