JORNET BACK TO WINNING WAYS

On an overcast morning in the French Alps, superstar Kilian Jornet made a triumphant return to the trail running circuit with a win in his first trail race of the season at the Marathon du Mont Blanc on June 25 Just over a month after summiting Mt Everest twice in a week, Jornet outduelled an absolutely stacked field to win the 42km race, edging out Salomon athletes Stian Angermund-Vik of Norway and American Max King. Jornet finished in 3:45:45, followed closely by Angermund-Vik in 3:47:05 and King in 3:50:49 after the trio pushed the pace all morning.
“I’m really happy to have regained this level,” Jornet said. “It was a really tough race, given that the standard was so high. There were up to 15 runners on the starting line who had a chance of winning.”
On the women’s side, Salomon runner Megan Kimmel from the United States led a Salomon sweep of the podium as well, with Ida Nilsson and Annie Jean finishing second and third, respectively. Kimmel pushed the pace to beat Nilsson, last year’s winner, by nine minutes, finishing in 4:40:36.  

TOP THREE IN CHAMONIX

TOP THREE IN CHAMONIX