An exceptional athlete. A dominating force. An extraordinary person. Kilian Jornet has conquered some of the toughest physical tests on the planet. He has run up and down Mt. Kilimanjaro faster than any other human being, and struck down world records in every challenge that has been proposed, all before the age of 25. Redefining what is possible, Jornet continually pushes the limits of human ability, astonishing competitors with his near-superhuman fitness and
Jornet adores the mountains with the same ferocity with which he runs them. In his international bestseller RUN OR DIE, Jornet shares his passion, inviting readers into a fascinating world rich with the beauty of rugged trails and mountain vistas, the pulse-pounding drama of racing, and an intense love for sport and the landscapes that surround him. Run or Die, the new English edition of Jornet’s debut book, is now available in bookstores, running shops, and online. Read a sample chapter at www.velopress.com/books/run-
In turns inspiring, insightful, candid, and deeply personal, this is a book written from the heart of the world’s greatest ndurance runner, for whom life presents one simple choice: Run. Or die.
“Kilian Jornet is the world’s best.” – Outside
“The most dominating endurance athlete of his generation.” -New York Times
“Rarely has a top-of-the-world athlete offered such candor, honesty and wisdom while still in his or her prime as Kilian Jornet does in Run or Die.His time in the mountains has made him a wise old soul and a great storyteller. An intriguing read.” – Competitor magazine
“Trail running’s first true breakout star.[Jornet] has yet to find a record he can’t shatter.” – Runner’s World
Run or Die by Kilian Jornet
Paperback with color photosection
6″ x 9″, 204 pp., $16.95, 9781937715090
Kilian Jornet is a professional ultramarathoner, trail runner, ski mountaineer, and mountain running world champion. Born and raised at 6,000 feet above sea level in the Spanish Pyrenees, Jornet climbed an 11,000 foot mountain – the highest mountain in the region – at age 5. His mother taught him skills to survive the high alpine environment, and today during races he takes energy from the mountains around him.
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