Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg top the podium at the 22nd edition of Giir di Mont in Italy.
Kilian Jornet set a new course record 3h12’36 once again placing Ionut Zinca in 2nd place ahead of Salomon teammate, Thor Ludvigsen.
Emelie Forsberg just one week after placing 2nd to Laura Orgue in Canazei topped the podium ahead of Skyrunning legend, Emanuela Brizio and Silvia Rampazzo.
Fulfilling pre race expectations, Spain and Sweden did not disappoint with respective winners, Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg dominating the 900 strong 2014 edition and the 22nd running of the iconic, Giir di Mont.
Kilian Jornet placed 1st, 8’43 ahead of the Romanian Ionut Zinca and 9’08” on the Norwegian Thor Ludvigsen. Setting another course record, if any confirmation was needed, Kilian Jornet is at the forefront of trail, mountain and Skyrunning. His incredible career goes from strength-to-strength. The last 2-weeks in particular have seen the Catalan dominate and set a new course record at Hardrock 100, just days later place the top-10 in the Canazei VK. With minimal recovery, Kilian then raced and won the Dolomites SkyRace and now and incredible victory and course record at Giir di Mont. He is unstoppable!
Emelie Forsberg like Kilian is also pushing herself with a busy race schedule. Triumphant at Ice Trail Tarentaise, Emelie just 7-days ago placed 2nd at the Dolomites SkyRace and now victory at Giir di Mont. Emanuela Brizio placed 2nd 6’31 behind the Swede and Silvia Rampazzo was 10’12 back.
The Giir di Mont course id 32km’s long and has 2400m of vertical. Pat of the Italian Skyrunning National Series, the race has long been one of the iconic Skyrunning races and is on many a runners bucket list.
Results and Info from original Italian text on: http://www.giirdimont.it ©
1 Kilian Jornet Salomon 3:12:36
2 Ionut Zinca Valetudo Skyrunning Italy 3:21:19
3 Thor Ludvigsen Salomon 3:21:44
4 Fabio Bazzana Salomon 3:22:26
5 Zaid Ait Malek Buff Pro Team 3:24:32
1 Emelie Forsberg Salomon 4:06:25
2 Emanuela Brizio Valetudo Skyrunning Italy 4:12:56
3 Rampazzo Silvia Valetudo Skyrunning Italy 4:16:37
4 Deborah Benedetti AS Premana 4:33:22
5 Teocharis Dimitra Team Aldo Moro Paluzza Dynafit 4:34:21