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Kima – more Sky

winner Kilian Jornet. (C) Jordi SaragossaKilian Jornet didn’t disappoint today on the fabulous Kima course in the Italian Alps.  With 3,800m vertical climb over seven passes, the Kima Trophy perfectly embodies the skyrunning concept.  Jornet’s winning time was 6h28'52".  Second, Tom Owens in 6h39'28" and third, Italy’s Franco Sancassani in 6h45'39". Andy Symonds was an excellent 4th

Kima calling

Kilian Jornet, 2010 Kima winner. (C) LongLightFresh from their victories at Pikes Peak Marathon in Colorado, World Series ranking leaders Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg have arrived in Italy’s Val Masino for Sunday’s Kima Trophy, third of the new Ultra Series races

Pikes Peak – Jornet and Forsberg winners

Emelie Forsberg racing for the win. © Droz PhotoThe records stand, but new champions emerge:  Kilian Jornet wins the 57th Pikes Peak Marathon, Sunday, in 3h40’26” followed by new skyrunning star, American Alex Nichols in 3h47’22” and Max King, third in 3h50’10”

Pikes Peak Marathon – records may fall

Kilan Jornet & Greg Vollet training on PP. (c) Droz Photo – Salomon Running

All eyes will be on Kilian Jornet at Sunday’s Pikes Peak Marathon after his controversial win at the Speedgoat 50k in July.  Recent interviews with the skyrunning star underline the difference in both style and terrain between European racing and American trail running

Sierre Zinal – De Gasperi and Camboulive winners

Winner Marco De GasperiA triumphant win for an extraordinary Marco De Gasperi who finished 6’02” ahead of Portugal’s Cesar Costa at Sunday's Course de Sierre Zinal. Columbian David Jose Cardona was third

Sierre Zinal – the stage is set

Marco De Gasperi in action 2011Marco De Gasperi will be at the start line of Sunday’s Course de Sierre Zinal again, defending last year’s win. Without sparring partner Kilian Jornet he still has plenty of competition coming from Britain’s Tom Owens, Spaniards Luis Alberto Hernando and Tofol Castanyer as well as Portugal’s Cesar Costa, second last year, together with a host of super-strong contenders from various countries

Speedgoat and Giir di Mont roundup

Tofol Castanyer and Kasie EnmanTwo great races – many great champions.  Winners at Saturday’s Speedgoat 50k , the second World Series Ultra, were Kilian Jornet and Anna Frost.  Jornet finished in 5h14’10” breaking the course record

SWS – Ultra and Sky star line-ups

Tom OwensTwo great races unfold this weekend – the second Ultra Series race after Transvulcania and a great classic in the Italian Alps

SWS – Dolomites SkyRace® - a dazzler

Emilie ForsbergA hugely successful day at the Dolomites SkyRace® - new men’s and women’s records, new nations on the podium.  Kiian the king slashes the long-standing course record in 2h01’52”, Romenian Ionut Zinca was second in 2h06’29” and Mitjia Coswelli from Slovenia, a close third 17 seconds later.

SWS – very vertical at Dolomites

Dai Matsumoto (Japan)The first race of this weekend’s intensive World Series programme climbed a vertical kilometre skywards in the Italian Dolomites this morning.  The unforgiving ascent had Nejc Kuhar from Slovenia, first in 33’33”, Antonio Padua from Columbia, second in 33’52” and Spain’s Kilian Jornet, third in 34’03”.

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