Run or Die

Run or Die

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By (author) Kilian Jornet

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  • Publisher: VELOPRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 185 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 18mm | 320g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Boulder
  • ISBN 10: 1937715094
  • ISBN 13: 9781937715090
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 11,701

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The most dominating endurance athlete of his generation. -- The New York Times 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 ability. Jornet adores the mountains with the same ferocity with which he runs them. In Run or Die he 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. In turns inspiring, insightful, candid, and deeply personal, this is a book written from the heart of the world's greatest endurance runner, for whom life presents one simple choice: Run. Or die. Trail running's first true breakout star...[Jornet] has yet to find a record he can't shatter. -- Runner's World

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Kilian Jornet is a world champion ultrarunner and ski mountaineer from Catalonia, Spain. Born in 1987, he was raised in the shadow of the Spanish Pyrenees. By age 5 he had completed the ascent of Aneto, the Pyrenees' highest peak. Among his many accomplishments in trail and ultra running, he is the four-time champion of Europe's Skyrunner World Series, three-time champion of the grueling Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, and 2011 winner of the world's oldest 100-mile race, the Western States Endurance Run in California's Sierra Nevada. He has set speed records on mountains across the globe, including Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak. He is currently at work on a long-term project combining ski alpinism and running, called "Summits of My Life, "which will include speed-record attempts on the world's greatest peaks, including Mount Aconcagua, Denali, and Mount Everest.

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"The most dominating endurance athlete of his generation." -- "New York Times" "Trail running's first true breakout star...[Jornet] has yet to find a record he can't shatter." -- "Runner's World" "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" "Kilian Jornet is the world's best." -- "Outside" "An engaging read...Kilian is...the best mountain runner of any distance from one vertical kilometer to 100 miles, having won most every big race and set fastest known times on the biggest of peaks around the world." -- "Running Times" "We are brought into the heart and soul of who many consider the fastest ultrarunner to hit this planet. The story is raw. It is rough, and it is emotional. [The casual runner] may not feel the pain, the anguish, the push and pull of the emotions, but I can guarantee the mountaineer, adventurer, ultrarunner, or long distance athlete who ponders what sport and adventure truly mean to them will appreciate and take in what it means to be Kilian Jornet." --Active.com "In his book, "Run or Die," Kilian Jornet offers a raw, unapologetic look into his life, training and motivations for succeeding, and is filled with a selection of exciting first-hand accounts of his many adventures." -- TriEdge.net ""Run or Die" is Jornet's remarkable story, a recap of an unprecedented life and sports career that's just getting started. But instead of simply chronicling his triumphs, Jornet writes from the heart to motivate readers of all abilities. Get ready to chase your own extremes." -- Greatist ""Run or Die "makes me want to run an ultra marathon. I've often wondered what people think, including elite athletes, when they are running distances of 100 miles or more. The detailsa

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RUN OR DIE "The most dominating endurance athlete of his generation." -- "The New York Times" 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 fans with his near-superhuman fitness and ability. Jornet adores the mountains with the same ferocity with which he runs them. In "RUN OR DIE" he shares that passion, inviting readers into a fascinating world rich with the beauty of rugged trails and mountain vistas, the pulse-pounding drama of racing, and a fierce love for sport and the landscapes through which he runs. In turns inspiring, insightful, candid, and deeply personal, this is a book written from the heart of the world's greatest endurance runner, for whom life presents one simple choice: Run. Or die. Kilian Jornet Burgada is a world champion ultrarunner and ski mountaineer. The 25-year-old Spaniard was born and raised in the Catalan Pyrenees, and trains in Chamonix, France, when he is not racing around the globe. "Trail running's first true breakout star...[Jornet] has yet to find a record he can't shatter." -- "Runner's World"