On 2004, an ambitious 17 years old young athlete wrote a list of the mountain running and ski mountaineering races where he would like to find himself minutes before the departure, with a bib number on his chest.
Ten years later, in the summer of 2014 he ran the last race of a long list, the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run, a race of 100 miles and 67,984 feet total elevation change, humbly organized and becoming a mirror of the true spirit of this sport.
Trail running is a sport that does not demand a huge financial investment or having special qualities to compete against the best runner. Just a pair of shoes and the desire to fight against yourself, where the first opponent is your mind.
Finally, running a race becomes an excuse to share time with nature, to share experiences with friends and to find yourself in the biggest simplicity.
Kilian Jornet spent a week preparing and recognizing the track of the race and enjoying the beauty of its landscapes. Every day an average of 20 miles along the route of the race, a relax afternoon and time to analyze the steps for the next days.
He won the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run with a time of 22 hours and 41 minutes, cutting down the previous record in 42 minutes, achieved with 23 hours and 23 minutes.
Today Kilian Jornet, seven times World Champion Skyrunning, three times World Champion UltraRunning, four times winner of the World Cup Ski Mountaineering… Record-setting ascent and descent of Kilimanjaro, Montblanc, Matterhorn, Denali and Aconcagua…and designated Adventurer of the Year 2014 by National Geographic.