Kilian Jornet – 2011 TNF UTMB Champion Interview

A video interview with Kilian Jornet after his win at the 2011 The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc.

By on August 29, 2011 | 10 comments

Ultra-Trail du Mont-BlancKilian Jornet is an amazing athlete and an amazing person. When he runs, he does so with passion, pleasure, humility, and grace. He’s someone for the average trail runner to look up to, as the elites of the sport already do. In the day since Kilian’s third victory at The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, many have joked regarding whether Kilian can be beat. When posed this question, Kilian responded he can be and has been beaten. To the rest of us, it just seems like he can’t be.

In the following interview Kilian shares the story of his victory; how sharing the trails with his Salomon teammates Iker Carrera and Miguel Heras as well as The North Face’s Sebastian Chaigneau was a pleasure; and what he’s up to next.

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.