Kilian Jornet runs in the Golden Trail World Series
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Kilian Jornet Takes Title at Golden Trail World Series

Kilian Jornet — six-time gold medalist in ski mountaineering championships — just won the Golden Trail World Series.

Kilian Jornet, an ultrarunner and ski mountaineer from Spain, just finished first in the Nepal stage of the Golden Trail Series to take the overall title.

The Golden Trail Series, sponsored by Salomon, consists of six intense marathon runs across the world. The series lineup includes the Mont Blanc Marathon, Dolomyths Run, and Pikes Peak Marathon. Runners must participate in at least three of the races to qualify for the final.

The series final was the Annapurna Trail Marathon, with over 12,000 feet of elevation gain. Kilian Jornet ran the grueling 42km trail race in 4 hours, 46 minutes, 5 seconds. Out of the six races leading up to the Annapurna Marathon, Jornet won three of them.

His wins were at the Zegama in Spain, Pikes Peak Marathon in the U.S., and Sierre Zinal in Switzerland. Jornet’s finish time of 2 hours, 25 minutes, 35 seconds at the Sierre-Zinal set a new course record (it’s also his seventh win at the race).

Jornet posted about his win on Instagram, thanking all the organizers of the race.

Mary Murphy
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Mary is based in Denver, Colorado, but frequently travels abroad. Her outdoor interests span from climbing to landscape photography to pack-paddleboarding. If she's not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteener, or in a local bakery.

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