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The Best Athlete

There are so many different types of athletes in this world. Basketball players, football players, tennis players, runners, swimmers, and the list goes on and on. However, I do not think there is one single athlete who can compare to Kilian Jornet. I’ve written about him before and shared a few of his videos. But yesterday my friend Jenny on G+ shared an amazing article about him that was featured in the New York Times. In four pages, Christopher Solomon tries to put into words the incredible athlete/human being that is Kilian Jornet. No, I’ve never met Jornet but one only needs to watch a few YouTube videos and read the article to understand what I’m talking about.

At only 25 years of age, he has dominated the ultra running world, but he dominates not because he really wants to win every race that he can. He dominates because he is seeking more than just running. He is seeking truth, happiness, life, and himself. Jornet’s oneness with nature, his simplicity, his humility, his fearlessness – these are all qualities that help make him the best. And these are all qualities that inspire me to be better. (It doesn’t hurt that he speaks Spanish either 😉 )

If you haven’t already looked him up on YouTube, check out a few of the trailers from his documentary, A Fine Line: 


<p><a href=”″>Summits of My Life Trailer</a> from <a href=””>Summits of My Life</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>


<p><a href=”″>A Fine Line official trailer.</a> from <a href=””>Summits of My Life</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>


Happy Trails and Happy Running,



Recovery Update: I’m feeling 90% and I think I could have run this afternoon, but I decided to wait. I’m thinking I will save my first run back for this weekend. The thought of an easy early Saturday morning run makes me very, very happy. 🙂 In addition to cardio at the gym, I’ve been doing some workouts from the Nike Training Club app. It’s amazing how someone who is a fairly decent runner can look like such an idiot when doing anything OTHER than running. I’m working on it though.

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  1. Thanks for sharing… I like films like this. Kinda reminded me of this one documentary I watched before called Running the Sahara.

    March 21, 2013

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