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Run or Die by Kilian Jornet
  

Run or Die

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Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2014.

The author 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. This book tells his story.

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Run or Die by Kilian Jornet

Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2014.

Run or Die by Kilian Jornet - The inspirational memoir of the most dominating endurance athlete of his generation. (The New York Times). 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. Dominating ultra marathons and races at altitude, he has redefined what is possible in running, astonishing competitors with his near-superhuman fitness and ability. In Run or Die Kilian 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. This is the next must-have read for those who enjoyed the endurance books Born to Run by Christopher McDougall and Ultramarathon Man by Dean Karnazes. Trail running's first true breakout star . (Runner's World). Kilian Jornet is a world champion ultra-runner, climber and ski mountaineer (a combination of skiing and mountaineering). He was raised in the mountains of Eastern Spain and at 18 months old would hike four to five hours at a time. In 2013 Jornet broke the world speed record to ascend and descend the 14,692-foot Matterhorn mountain. Jornet's time was 2 hours and 52 minutes. The push typically takes climbers around 12 hours. Kilian Jornet was voted the presitigious 'Adventurer of the Year 2014' award by National Geographic magazine, in honour of his latest project to break speed records up and down the world's 7 tallest mountains. The 4-year-project finishes with a running attempt up Everest in 2016.

Reviews

Fascinating insight into the gruelling world of the ultimate ultra-runner . . . It's impossible not to be inspired by Jornet's feats ... at his sheer dedication and talent to remain at the pinnacle of what must arguably be sport's most challenging discipline * Daily Mail *


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Publication date

7th August 2014

Author

Kilian Jornet

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Publisher

Viking an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
192 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
Sport from the Armchair
All Shortlists and Winners
eBook Favourites

Autobiography: sport
Marathon & cross-country running

ISBN

9780241004852

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