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The Skyrunning Interviews

In this section you'll find interviews with skyrunning personalities.

Tune in for a great read on the world of skyrunning!





Talk Ultra

Ian Corless, host of Talk Ultra and ISF media partner covers everything skyrunning on his show. Read transcripts of his interviews below and download his podcasts here.


In Zermatt again, one year on from his incredible Matterhorn record on the Italian side of the mountain, Kilian was there to cheer on Emelie and as a supporter. However, as he reveals to Ian Corless, the mountain got the better of him….Read on for the full story:



He’s the human carabineer

Kilian Jornet. ©iancorless.comKilian Jornet is defining our sport and in the process is setting new records and providing inspiration to thousands, if not millions of people. Just 12 months ago, I spoke to Kilian in Zermatt.

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A touch of Frost

© Ian CorlessIt’s the day after the 2014 Transvulcania La Palma and Anna Frost opens the door of her apartment in Tazacorte in a bikini. A huge smile welcomes me and as I enter, she tells me, ‘I hope you’re hungry, we have cooked lunch.’

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Dakota is back - RunTramp pre Transvulcania interview

Dakota Jones. © LongLightDakota Jones didn’t just win the mens race at Transvulcania in 2012— he owned it. So much so, in fact, that his hiatus from last year’s event left a vacuum that even a Kilian Jornet course record couldn’t really fill. El Presidente was, instead, off doing rad stuff in the mountains of Alaska.

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Kilian - The Matterhorn interview with Talk Ultra

Kilian HornetIt’s the day after the Matterhorn Ultraks and just four days after Kilian Jornet’s successful attempt on the Matterhorn Summit record attempt from Cervinia. It has been quite a few days for this iconic mountain and although Kilian has excelled on both occasions, we all know, the mountain is still the boss.

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Kilian Jornet - interview with Talk Ultra

Kilian JornetAs another day draws to an end and the sun creeps behind the mountains, I catch up with Kilian Jornet outside is hotel on the outskirts of Canazei in the Dolomites. Looking fresh and relaxed he is on his iPhone, no doubt tweeting and replying to many of the messages he will have received congratulating him on another stunning win in the ISF Skyrunning Dolomites SkyRace.
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Florian Reichert - interview with Talk Ultra

Florian Reichert. Photo © Ian CorlessFlorian Reichert is a fast roadrunner! With a track and field background and a specialty at middle distance, his first marathon was an impressive sub 2:30. However, he has only run one road marathon and that was just last year.
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Natalie White, inov-8 - interview with Talk Ultra

Natalie WhiteNatalie White, is the sports and marketing manager for UK Company inov-8 who this year celebrate 10 years in the business. With less than one week to go to Zegama, I caught up with Natalie to discuss the brand and the expansion for the future. In 2013, Inov-8 has put together an International Skyrunning Team, it is a new departure for the brand, I asked how this has come about and why now?
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Adam Campbell - interview with Talk Ultra

Arc’teryx athlete Adam Campbell gained much notoriety early in 2012 after securing a solid second place behind Julien Chorier in his first 100 mile race at Ultra Trail Mt Fuji in Japan. With high hopes, he moved into the 2012 season looking to race well at TNF UTMB and the Skyrunning calendar. However, injury issues and personal issues got in the way… I caught up with Adam in April ahead of the 2013 season and his first big race, Transvulcania on the island of La Palma.
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Emelie Forsberg - interview with Talk Ultra

Emelie Forsberg, Zegama 2012. Photo: Jordi SaragossaEmelie burst onto the running scene in 2012 with a win and a 2nd place at the Three Peaks in the UK. Throughout 2012, taking one step at a time, Emelie progressed through the Skyrunning calendar with consistent top 3 placings. She crowned her 2012 season with a Skyrunning World Champion title and a stunning win at San Francisco 50. Speaking from her home in Sweden, I catch up with her just before her 2013 run season starts. Cinnamon buns are in the oven and the hot chocolate is steaming on the table…
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Philipp Reiter - interview with Talk Ultra

Philipp Reiter

Just days before the 2013 edition of the TNF Transgrancanraia on the island of Gran Canaria, I spent several days with Ryan Sandes, Julia Bottger and Philipp Reiter. Philipp had literally just come of his skis and had hardly run for 3 months. In the 83km race he lined up against a strong field and by the time the race was over he had taken the 2nd spot on the podium behind Ryan Sandes, once again proving that his incredible 2012 was no accident.

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