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Maybe she thinks its fine
Can Kilian Jornet break the WR for the marathon? 3/26/2013 1:26PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Most dominating endurance athlete of his generation, as nytimes describes him sounds a little too much, but can he break 2:04?
Maybe she thinks its fine
RE: Can Kilian Jornet break the WR for the marathon? 3/26/2013 1:29PM - in reply to Maybe she thinks its fine Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Weight: 56-57

Height: 171

FC max: 205

FC basal: 34

Vo2 max: 85-90 ml/min/kg

fat: 8%

Lung capacity: 5,3 litres

sleep time 8h


This guy is good
Old Man Runner
RE: Can Kilian Jornet break the WR for the marathon? 3/26/2013 1:32PM - in reply to Maybe she thinks its fine Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
No, because he doesn't like the roads, nor does he like flat courses. Seriously, this is the same guy that called the Western States 100 "flat".
reality checker
RE: Can Kilian Jornet break the WR for the marathon? 3/26/2013 1:35PM - in reply to Maybe she thinks its fine Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
He's not fast enough, troll. It would be like asking if El G could have broken the world record in the 100m. Speed is relative to the event.
ohgeez
RE: Can Kilian Jornet break the WR for the marathon? 3/26/2013 1:39PM - in reply to Maybe she thinks its fine Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
THis is obviously his annoying mom trying to get more publicity for the kid. Sad, he gets pub but basically its because he is the first ultra athlete that had money to dope and who was actually talented. He just hasn't been caught yet
dddww
RE: Can Kilian Jornet break the WR for the marathon? 3/26/2013 1:39PM - in reply to Maybe she thinks its fine Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Who is this guy? What has he been dominating?
fw9tu489tg
RE: Can Kilian Jornet break the WR for the marathon? 3/26/2013 1:52PM - in reply to Maybe she thinks its fine Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
He would be lucky to break 2:18.
ghfsdh
RE: Can Kilian Jornet break the WR for the marathon? 3/26/2013 1:54PM - in reply to dddww Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

dddww wrote:

Who is this guy? What has he been dominating?



My point exactly. He's an ultra-runner a sub-section of running that is outside the "sport" of distance running. That's probably why you haven't heard of him.
Maybe she thinks its fine
RE: Can Kilian Jornet break the WR for the marathon? 3/26/2013 2:04PM - in reply to Maybe she thinks its fine Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/24/magazine/creating-the-all-terrain-human.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0&smid=tw-share

He is also fast

"Aunque podemos definir a Kilian como un corredor de fondo o larga distancia, es capaz de hacer 1km llano, en 2'45'' (como veis, para ser un corredor que trabaja la larga distancia, tiene una calidad de ritmo muy alta)."

http://www.corredordemontana.com/ultimo-articulo-firma-invitada/727-kilian-jornet-iun-ser-sobrenatural.html
bulllll
RE: Can Kilian Jornet break the WR for the marathon? 3/26/2013 2:07PM - in reply to Maybe she thinks its fine Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
BS this kid can't run 2:45 k reps I'm sorry if he was able to do that he would have won Sierre Zinal and broke 2:30 easily on that course. Complete lie
Maybe she thinks its fine
RE: Can Kilian Jornet break the WR for the marathon? 3/26/2013 2:14PM - in reply to bulllll Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
reality checker
RE: Can Kilian Jornet break the WR for the marathon? 3/26/2013 2:15PM - in reply to Maybe she thinks its fine Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Maybe she thinks its fine wrote:

He is also fast

"Aunque podemos definir a Kilian como un corredor de fondo o larga distancia, es capaz de hacer 1km llano, en 2'45'' (como veis, para ser un corredor que trabaja la larga distancia, tiene una calidad de ritmo muy alta)."



I don't speak jibberish. Maybe you forgot how to write from the first sentence to the next?
The Waterboy
RE: Can Kilian Jornet break the WR for the marathon? 3/26/2013 2:28PM - in reply to Maybe she thinks its fine Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Well if he could then he would go do it. He would make more money on appearance fees to a marathon major AND breaking the WR (or at least various CR's at the majors) then he would doing ultra or mountain races.

But since he doesn't do the marathon races, it means he can't
tony soprano
RE: Can Kilian Jornet break the WR for the marathon? 3/26/2013 2:28PM - in reply to bulllll Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Admitted man-crush. :( (a good day for it!)
science!
RE: Can Kilian Jornet break the WR for the marathon? 3/26/2013 2:31PM - in reply to Maybe she thinks its fine Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
he is clearly very fit, but he has no chance to break 2:04. 4:40 pace for 2 hours is nothing like mountain running.
deleuze
RE: Can Kilian Jornet break the WR for the marathon? 3/26/2013 2:34PM - in reply to science! Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I am a good friend of Andy Anderson, the guy who recently broke Kilian's Grand Teton record. Shortly after doing that, he ran a marathon PR of 2:29. That should tell you something about the degree to which the FKT stuff parallels road racing.

You can read about Andy here:
http://www.logicoflongdistance.com/search/label/Andy%20Anderson
EZ10Miler
RE: Can Kilian Jornet break the WR for the marathon? 3/26/2013 2:39PM - in reply to Maybe she thinks its fine Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
No.
Different type of running. No doubt he could run a stiff marathon, but nothing that would get him a shoe deal or prize money.

Guys in his range are doing what all track athletes do, they move up. Any runner that could make it at a shorter distance would.
Gamera
RE: Can Kilian Jornet break the WR for the marathon? 3/26/2013 2:48PM - in reply to EZ10Miler Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I don't know about your statement "any runner that could make it at a shorter distance would". I don't know much about Jornet, but I seem to remember him hitting the ultra scene at a really young age, like winning that Mont Blanc 103 miles or whatever when he was like 18 or 19. So it seems unlikely that he entered the sport from a typical track running background, concluded that he wasn't going to be any good at traditional distances, and gradually moved up. It looks more like he entered ultramarathoning because it was just a challenge that appealed to him. Such people do exist. Not all ultrarunners are failed 5k/10k/marathoners.
Sludgy
RE: Can Kilian Jornet break the WR for the marathon? 3/26/2013 3:09PM - in reply to Gamera Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I'd be amazed if he did 2:30, but we'll probably never find out because these fringers are too smart to show up at a standard race and risk revelation of their true talent.

Oh, by the way, I could run a 3:20 mile but, you know, I don't like running on tracks and can't be bothered with showing off just to garner accolades.
true talent?
RE: Can Kilian Jornet break the WR for the marathon? 3/26/2013 3:13PM - in reply to deleuze Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

deleuze wrote:

I am a good friend of Andy Anderson, the guy who recently broke Kilian's Grand Teton record. Shortly after doing that, he ran a marathon PR of 2:29. That should tell you something about the degree to which the FKT stuff parallels road racing.

You can read about Andy here:
http://www.logicoflongdistance.com/search/label/Andy%20Anderson


Marathoning and ascending mountains are two different types of talent. No one is "truer" than the other. You can see that Andy is a good runner and talented, but he is of course more talented at moving fast in the mountains. I assume Kilian is the same way.
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