March 23, 2013

Superhuman Kilian Jornet: Keep Running

Superhuman Kilian Jornet: Keep running.

A nice profile of Kilian Jornet at NYTimes, the best ultramarathoner and ski-mountaineer around. 
A few years ago Jornet ran the 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail and stopped just twice to sleep on the ground for a total of about 90 minutes. In the middle of the night he took a wrong turn, which added perhaps six miles to his run. He still finished in 38 hours 32 minutes, beating the record of Tim Twietmeyer, a legend in the world of ultrarunning, by more than seven hours. When he reached the finish line, he looked as if he’d just won the local turkey trot.
See his amazing performances in the GR20 run in Corsica and in the video above.

23andMe, Illumina, Life and other genome sequencing companies should sequence Kilian Jornet’s genome.

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