Happy Tuesday trail friends. What. A. Week. The inspiration flowing out of France hit all-time highs with Catalan Kilian Jornet and American Katie Schide being crowned this year’s speedy King and Queen of Mont Blanc. Although we did find video evidence that Kilian is, in fact, human after all.
Not even Covid could slow Kilian, as he once again proved himself the best ultrarunner of all time against a stacked field and became the first runner to circle Mont Blanc in under 20 hours for his 4th victory. Just to recap: Kilian broke both the Hardrock and the UTMB course records this year, 6 weeks apart. (?: 2)
Ultrarunning brings people together around a shared acknowledgment that we are dedicated to doing hard things. For Mayra and Jerry Garcia, early life in Los Angeles provided plenty of challenges. In this touching feature by Heather Balogh Rochfort, she details the distances Mayra and Jerry have run and the distances they have come.