Kilian’s Quest

Kilian Jornet is back again in season 3 of Kilian’s Quest. Follow Kilian and experience his extraordinary passion for trail running, explores iconic place and breaking records. In this season Kilian shares his inspiration and roots of trail running.


Kilian’s Quest Season 3 teaser

Stay tuned for the upcoming Season 3 of Kilian’s Quest. It’s all about going back to the origins of mountain running.

Bruno Inspires Kilian
In episode one of this season’s inspirational films, Kilian Jornet meets his hero and inspiration Bruno Brunod.

We all need people and yardsticks in life and to have such a monumental mountain character such as Brunod as your inspiration is understandable.

In addition to winning countless mountain races Bruno also achieved:

  • Record of ascent and descent of the Matterhorn from Cervinia in 3 hours and 14 minutes and 34 summits
  • Record of ascent and descent of Monte Rosa from Gressoney in 4 hours and 45 minutes
  • Record of ascent and descent of the Aconcagua in 5 hours and 57 minutes
  • Most of the climb Kilimanjaro along the Marangu Route in 5 hours and 38 minutes
  • Most of the climb Mount Elbert in 1 hour and 54 minutes

Kilian’s Quest S3 E01 Back To The Roots

Kilian meets the man who inspired him – Bruno Brunod

Kilian’s Quest S3 E02 – Bruno Brunod part 2

Kilian meets the man who inspired him part 2 and how he follows in the pioneer’s steps.

More kilometers means more fun…: Kilian’s Olympus Quest

Kilian Jornet established a record time in climbing up and down Mount Olympus, 10 June completing the route in a time of 5:19:45.

Faithful to his style, Kilian stated: “More kilometers means more fun” when he took the wrong route and also reached the summit of Mount Stephanie by mistake, which added on 20 minutes to his time

“The atmosphere was incredible. I received the support of Greek runners who were all over the mountain”, said Kilian at the end of the first challenge in Kilian’s Quest – Season 2011.

The Catalan athlete set a new record reaching the summit and descending from mythical Mount Olympus in Greece. The route was 45 kilometers long, with over 2,800 metres ascent in the first 22,6 km. The course comprises a total ascent of 3,508 metres, with 3,228 metres of descent.

“I felt good on the way up, although my legs were slightly tired, from these last days training, I guess. The technical side of things went very well and I really enjoyed the descent, which was long and technical.”

The anecdote of the day came when Kilian took the wrong route by mistake and reached the Summit of Mount Stephanie:

“I took the wrong route and climbed to the summit of Mount Stephanie, where I realized a mountain ridge was keeping me away from Mount Olympus. I tried to go round it but was unsuccessful, so I had climb down the path and take the right way to Mount Olympus. It took me about 20 minutes, but, as I say: “More kilometers means more fun”, and it gave me the chance to enjoy new views”.

Kilian wasn’t alone in this challenge, since “there was an excellent atmosphere, with a great number of Greek runners who supported me all along the run and the children from Litochoro school who came to keep me company in the final meters”.

After finishing the first challenge in Kilian’s Quest season 2011, Kilian will start preparing the next challenge in the season, the Western States 100, a 161 km race, in the USA.

“Today I ran in extremely high temperatures. It was 25ºC at eight o’clock in the morning, and the last part of the race was very hot. It was great training for the WS 100″, commented Kilian at the end of the feat.

Kilian’s Quest S3 E03 – Mount Olympus (Όλυμπος) Part 1

Follow Kilian’s journey to Mount Olympus, the Throne of Zeus. In the first episode, watch what happens as Kilian gets confused about his line.

Kilian’s Quest S3 E04 – Mount Olympus (Όλυμπος) Part 2

Follow Kilian’s journey to Mount Olympus. In the part 2, watch how Kilian successfully manages to finish the record attempt despite he was confused about his line.

Kilian’s Quest S3 E05 – Mount Olympus (Όλυμπος) Part 3

In this episode Kilian is giving tips on how to conquer Mount Olympus.

Kilian’s Quest S3 E06 – How I prepare an Ultra

In this episode Kilian, let’s you in to his preparation methods and shows you how he prepares into an Ultra.

Kilian’s Quest S3 E07 – Slow Motion

In this highly-stylized Kilian’s Quest episode, we experiment a bit, capturing Kilian at 1000 frames per second.

What’s next for Kilian?

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