I don't really understand the point of what you wrote either? Was there going to be a story about Bayi and you running in Lake City, CO?
Anyway, obviously Kilian is world class at mountain-ultra-trail running. Like I said in my YouTube video he is the undisputed "GOAT" of mountain running and has range in those trail events from 5km to 100-miles.
His record at Sierre-Zinal last year was insane. Look the the credentials of the record he beat (from Jono Wyatt....a sub 28-min guy who has run 56-min at Mt. WA and made the Olympics in the 5km/10km and marathon). Look at the field he beat at Sierre-Zinal last year. Most competitive ever probably.
And to the other poster "Tin foil": Did I ever say Kilian was "overrated"? I don't think so. See my YouTube video.
Will I admit some of his workout claims (or claims of what exactly happened on Everest) are fishy? Yes I will. But I also know his race results in the MUT realm and know a lot of these courses/events. I'm a data/numbers guy. I like to see data on Strava.
Dos Braveys wrote:
S. Canaday wrote:
See I don't consider them "completely different sports"....I consider it all just "distance running".
Yes!!! Geez, KJ is a sub-elite distance runner. He can beat the few guys who show up at MUTs and rock runs and whatever, but he's a turkey trot caliber guy talent-wise. A long time ago, I ran with Filber Bayi in a brutal high altitude, super rocky, 20 mile trail race near Lake City, Colorado. Bayi was a world record breaker in the mile and 1500, and an Olympic medalist in the steeplechase. He was a great distance runner who wasn't scared to run in any kind of event. John Walker was one of the best cross country runners in the world. Steve Ovett was one of the best cross country runners in the world. Seb Coe ran crazy cross country races in Italy. Shorter was undefeated at cross country for years and trained on lots of high altitude trails. You think that those guys couldn't gear up after a few months and smash a sub-elite KJ in any kind of race? Kipchoge would beat KJ by hours. It is simply the case of elites are better than sub-elites.