|Photo credit: Charles Chua @ A Thousand Words|
Best day ever!
I had the opportunity to interview Kilian Jornet today (THANK YOU, SB!!), and spent a blissed out 45 minutes chatting and taking pictures with the man himself. Also thanks to Julien for the translation services! 🙂 A private interview with the world’s top trail runner .. a chance of a lifetime!
I presented him with a giant jar of Nutella for his birthday (he turns 24 on Thursday) to break the ice, and proceeded to try and find out what he’s really all about. I can’t say too much about the interview just yet, but I can say that Kilian has truly impressed me with who he is and what he believes in.
|Greg Vollet (former world-class XC MTB racer, and Salomon Global Outdoor Sports and Community Marketing Manager ) with Fatbird and Kilian Jornet|
Kilian has now won all the races in the Salomon 5 Races / 5 Continents project this year – the North Face 100 in Australia, the Western States 100 in America, the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc in Europe, the Table Mountain Challenge in South Africa, and the Mount Kinabalu Climbathon in Malaysia. He’s now due for a couple of weeks off before he hangs up his running shoes for 6 months and dives into the ski mountaineering season. His philosophy for life boils down to enjoying every possible moment. He’s living his dream, now go live yours.