Kilian Jornet’s calendar 2013

Kilian Jornet copyright Ian Corless

Kilian Jornet copyright Ian Corless

Kilian Jornet has just announced his 2013 calendar. In just one glance you can see the dominance of Skyrunning. I am sure Kilian is laying his stall out and wants to be World Champion in VK, Sky and Ultra in the series.

Apart from one or two races, I will be at all of the events listed below bringing you interviews, images and audio as the action unfolds.

His 2012 placing of 3rd at Transvulcania must be a high priority on his list. I am sure he will be gunning for the win in 2013. Notably he has already stopped his skiing season allowing for more adequate preparation for the start of the 2013 season.

A surprise is a return to Raid de la Reunion. Maybe he wants a course record…?

2013 is going to be a very exciting season. I can’t wait to see it unfold.



11/05/2013 – TRANSVULCANIA – SPAIN –

Kilian at Transvulcania 2012 copyright Ian Corless

Kilian at Transvulcania 2012 copyright Ian Corless

26/05/2013 – ZEGAMA AIZKORRI – SPAIN –




06/07/2013-07/07/2013 – KILIAN’S CLASSIK – FRANCE –



Kilian at Cavalls del Vent 2012 copyright Ian Corless

Kilian at Cavalls del Vent 2012 copyright Ian Corles



01/09/2013 – MEET YOU MAKER – CANADA –

28/09/2013 – UROC – USA –

11/10/2013-13/10/2013 – LIMONE – ITALY –

25/10/2013-27/10/2013 – GRAND RAID REUNION – REUNION ISLAND –

Marco De Gasperi 2013 calendar

Marco De Gasperi

Marco De Gasperi, the 6-time world champion  is one of the most famous runners in the disciplines of Skyrunning, mountain and trail running in the world. If you want to know where he will be competing this year, follow his race calendar.

  • 16.03.2013: Hong Kong 50km Raidlight Trail, Lantau (CHN)
  • 06.04.2013: Lanzarote (SPA) Lava Trail
  • 21.04.2013: Naturno Oetzi Alpin Relay Marathon (ITA)
  • 26.05.2013: Sky Runner World Series Alpina Marathon, Zegama-Aizkorri (ESP)
  • 02.06.2013: Orobie Vertical, Valbondione (ITA)
  • 09.06.2013: Italian Championships Mountain Running 1st race (ITA)
  • 29.06.2013: Marathon du Mount Blanc, Chamonix (FRA)
  • 14.07.2013: Vertical Kilometer, Chiavenna (ITA)
  • 21.07.2013: Italian Championships Mountain Running 2nd Race, Arco (ITA)
  • 03.08.2013 WMRA Berglauf Meisterschaften Langdistanz, Szklarska Poręba (Pol)
  • 11.08.2013: Orobie Skyrace, Passo Presolana (ITA)
  • 18.08.2013: Italian Championships Mountain Running 3rd race, St. Giacomo Brentonico (ITA)
  • 08.09.2013: World Mountain Running Championships (POL)
  • 14.09.2013 Jungfrau Marathon, Interlaken (SUI)
  • 22.09.2013: Pasturo Zacup Trofeo delle Grigne (ITA)
  • 13.10.2013 Skyrunning Xtreme, Limone sul Garda (ITA)
  • 19.-20.10.2013 Mount Kinabalu Climbathon, Kinabalu Park (MAS)

Scott Kinabalu


Marco was instrumental in the new Scott shoe, the KINABALU named after the famous Skyrunning race.

The ultimate lightweight trail machine. Maximum protection and traction at minimal weight. An ideal balance of lightweight materials, cushioning, protection and quick response thanks to eRide Technology. Shaped for smooth transition whether you are striking on the heel, mid foot or forefoot to adapt to the varied terrain. Our lightest trail shoe with uncompromised traction and protection, featuring an AeroFoam midsole, which is 50% lighter than traditional EVA foams.

Category: Trail Running

Weight 270g


Heel to toe drop11 mm


  • eRide Composite push-through plate
  • AeroFoamWet traction rubber
  • Lace bungy


  • Upper: Mesh/Synthetic Overlays
  • Lower: EVA/rubber

Size run USM 7-13

I will be testing the new Kinabalu shoe in the coming month so watch this space for images and a full review.

Skyrunning World Series Participants 2013

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SWS – champions choice

Building on the 2012 Skyrunner® World Series success and the introduction of the Ultras, 2013 prepares for an even bigger star-studded cast.


The line-up of champions is headed by 2012 SWS winners Kilian Jornet, Emelie Forsberg and Nuria Picas, joined by past world champions Emanuela Brizio, Oihana Kortazar, Luis Alberto Hernando and Tofol Castanyer and WMRA champions Marco De Gasperi and Stevie Kremer.

Nuria Picas copyright Ian Corless

Nuria Picas copyright Ian Corless

Philipp Reiter copyright Ian Corless

Philipp Reiter copyright Ian Corless

Emelie Forsberg copyright Ian Corless

Emelie Forsberg copyright Ian Corless

With some of the big American ultra legends crossing the pond last year to get a taste of skyrunning, the word is out!  Joining them this year: Anton Krupicka, Dakota Jones, Rickey Gates, Mike Foote, Timothy Olson, Joe Grant….

Kilian and Tony Krupicka copyright Ian Corless

Kilian and Tony Krupicka copyright Ian Corless

Dakota Jones copyright Ian Corless

Dakota Jones copyright Ian Corless

It’s full immersion for Kilian Jornet who, with his unique skills, will participate in no less than all three Series:  Vertical, Sky and Ultra!

Kilian Jornet copyright Ian Corless

Kilian Jornet copyright Ian Corless

Lizzy Hawker will be toeing the start-line at the Series’ first 100-miler while Anna Frost will take part in both the Sky and the Ultra Series.  The mix includes Phillip Reiter and Julia Böttger from Germany, top French names:  Francois d’Haene, Julien Chorier, Michel Lanne, Yann Curien, Maud Gobert and Stephanie Jimenez, Britons Andy Symonds and Tom Owens, Canada’s Adam Campbell.

Marco de Gasperi - copyright Ian Corless

Marco de Gasperi – copyright Ian Corless

Anna Frost copyright Ian Corless

Anna Frost copyright Ian Corless

Strong team participation is engaged right across the Series headed by the heavy-duty Salomon team as well as hefty, international line-ups from inov-8, La Sportiva, Salomon Agisko and Arc’teryx, The North Face, Haglöfs, Montrail, Scott as well teams from Spain, Italy, Russia, Japan

Take a look at the mix here.  Have we got everybody?

You’re still in time to join the throng and remember, if you’re competing in the World Series, there’s always a slot available for you.

Follow us for who goes where as the skyrunning season unfolds.

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