10 Fun Facts about Kilian Jornet

Even those who live under a rock should know the great mountain athlete Kilian Jornet by now.

You may know he excels in a range of mountain sports from skyrunning to ski mountaineering.

You may also have heard he has won the most prestigious ultra trail running races including Hardrock 100, Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc and Western States 100.

Some might even have learned he holds the FKT (fastest known time) for Denali, Everest, Matterhorn and Mont Blanc.

However I suspect only few of you are aware of the following 10 fun facts about Kilian Jornet.


As soon as Kilian was born, he got challenged by Superman. The loser had to wear his underwear over his tights.


At school he was assigned an essay on courage. He got the top grade for just writing ‘Kilian’ on the paper.


Kilian can beat the sun in a staring contest and build a snowman out of hail.


Kilian won Hardrock 2017 with his arm in a sling. He won the previous year with Schlarb in his arm.


Bigfoot claims to have caught a glimpse of Kilian once.


Kilian has a blog. It’s called Fastest Known Times.


Kilian doesn’t need painkillers – he IS a painkiller.


Kilian will never have a heart attack; a heart isn’t foolish enough to attack him.


Kilian recently summited Everest twice in a week without oxygen or ropes. He would have liked to climb it once more, but the mountain felt tired.


Kilian doesn’t need any qualification points for races like UTMB. He will compete only if a race meets his qualification criteria.

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