Watch: The Evolution of Skyrunning

‘Run free to the top of a mountain.’ We love that introductory quote to this video, and for trail runners, it gets better from there.

The eighth episode of season four of Salomon Running TV, “Fast and Light” explores a group of runners who are motivated by pushing their limits in some of the world’s most extreme mountain environments.

Told through the eyes of pioneers and heroes including Kilian Jornet, Marino Giacometti, Bruno Brunod, and Fabio Meraldi, the film unpacks the sport of skyrunning. It started with a few individuals following their passion and has evolved over 2 decades to a worldwide discipline, reaching thousands of people across the globe.