The Spanish mountain star Kilian Jornet revealed on Wednesday the 5 competitions during which he intends to take part this yr, including the two legendary long-distance endurance occasions, the Hardrock 100 (Colorado) in mid-July and the Ultra Trail du Mont White at the finish of August.
Jornet shared the 5 occasions to return on his Instagram account, after having already began racing once more in February by profitable the Ultra-trail in Tjörnarparen (Sweden), i.e. 163 km in 16 hours 19 minutes. In March, he will probably be aligned with the legendary Pierra Menta, a ski mountaineering race contested in duo over 4 phases in Arêches Beaufort (March 9-12), during which he has participated for a few years. “Because there’s nothing higher than ski mountaineering and no higher race than the Pierra“, he posted.
He will then begin the Zegama-Aizkorri path race (ESP/May 29) earlier than lining up for the Hardrock 100 (USA/July 15), which he has already gained 4 instances and throughout which he’ll meet in opposition to the different grand grasp of extremely distance, the Frenchman François D’haene, victorious in 2021 in file time (21h45, 1h40 higher than the mark established by Jornet in 2015).
“Because there’s something actually particular about this race that makes you need to come again“, he argued on Instagram.
On August 13, the Catalan will return to a path format (31 km) with Sierre-Zinal (Switzerland) earlier than tackling the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) on August 26. “‘Cause that’s where my long distance love and hate affair began“, he said on his account. “But additionally as a result of at the UTMB, there’s at all times a excessive degree, an awesome confrontation with the athletes on a course that I do know nicely, I lived for a number of years in Chamonix. It is a pleasure to return to this legendary race“, he additional identified to the group.
On the power of his three successes (2008, 2009, 2011), he can equal the file of victories (4) held since 2021 by D’haene, who skipped the UTMB.