Run or Die by Kilian JornetRun or Die by Kilian Jornet

Run or Die

byKilian Jornet

Paperback | July 1, 2013

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Shortlisted for the 2014 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award
National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2014

"The most dominating endurance athlete of his generation." --The New York Times

An exceptional athlete. A dominating force. An extraordinary person.

Kilian Jornet has conquered some of the toughest physical tests on the planet. He has run up and down Mt. Kilimanjaro faster than any other human being, and struck down world records in every challenge that has been proposed, all before the age of 25. Redefining what is possible, Jornet continually pushes the limits of human ability, astonishing competitors with his near-superhuman fitness and ability.

Born and raised at 6,000 feet above sea level in the Spanish Pyrenees, Jornet climbed an 11,000 foot mountain -- the highest mountain in the region -- at age 5. Now Jornet adores the mountains with the same ferocity with which he runs them. In Run or Die he shares his passion, inviting readers into a fascinating world rich with the beauty of rugged trails and mountain vistas, the pulse-pounding drama of racing, and an intense love for sport and the landscapes that surround him.

In his book, Jornet describes his record-breaking runs at Lake Tahoe, Western States 100, Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, and Mount Kilimanjaro--the first of his ambitious Summits of My Life project in which Jornet will attempt to break records climbing the highest peaks on each continent.

In turns inspiring, insightful, candid, and deeply personal, this is a book written from the heart of the world's greatest endurance runner, for whom life presents one simple choice: Run. Or die.

"Trail running's first true breakout star, [Jornet] has yet to find a record he can't shatter." --Runner's World

Kilian Jornet is a world champion ultrarunner and ski mountaineer from Catalonia, Spain. Born in 1987, he was raised in the shadow of the Spanish Pyrenees. By age 5 he had completed the ascent of Aneto, the Pyrenees' highest peak. Among his many accomplishments in trail and ultra running, he is the four-time champion of Europe's Skyrun...
Title:Run or DieFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.96 × 6.05 × 0.61 inPublished:July 1, 2013Publisher:VeloPressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1937715094

ISBN - 13:9781937715090

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Table of Contents

Preface: The Skyrunner's Manifesto

1: What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

2: Adrenalin Comes with a Number

3: It's Not Only About Competing

4: The Windy City

5: Lakes, Rivers, and Rain

6: A Victory for the Senses

7: Running a Long Way to Find Yourself

8: We Celebrate a Peak When We're Back Down

9: What I Think About When I Think About Running

Editorial Reviews

“The most dominating endurance athlete of his generation.” — New York Times “Trail running’s first true breakout star…[Jornet] has yet to find a record he can’t shatter.” — Runner’s World “Rarely has a top-of-the-world athlete offered such candor, honesty and wisdom while still in his or her prime as Kilian Jornet does in Run or Die…His time in the mountains has made him a wise old soul and a great storyteller…An intriguing read.” — Competitor magazine “Kilian Jornet is the world's best.” — Outside “An engaging read…Kilian is…the best mountain runner of any distance from one vertical kilometer to 100 miles, having won most every big race and set fastest known times on the biggest of peaks around the world.” — Running Times “We are brought into the heart and soul of who many consider the fastest ultrarunner to hit this planet. The story is raw. It is rough, and it is emotional. [The casual runner] may not feel the pain, the anguish, the push and pull of the emotions, but I can guarantee the mountaineer, adventurer, ultrarunner, or long distance athlete who ponders what sport and adventure truly mean to them will appreciate and take in what it means to be Kilian Jornet.” — “In his book, Run or Die, Kilian Jornet offers a raw, unapologetic look into his life, training and motivations for succeeding, and is filled with a selection of exciting first-hand accounts of his many adventures.” — “Run or Die is Jornet's remarkable story, a recap of an unprecedented life and sports career that's just getting started. But instead of simply chronicling his triumphs, Jornet writes from the heart to motivate readers of all abilities. Get ready to chase your own extremes.” — Greatist “Run or Die makes me want to run an ultra marathon. I've often wondered what people think, including elite athletes, when they are running distances of 100 miles or more. The details that Kilian describes not only tell you only what he's thinking, but also how he's feeling.” — Detroit Runner