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National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Award Goes to Kilian Jornet

The National Geographic Adventurer of the Year was awarded to Kilian Jornet, the record-setting ultra-runner from Spain.

Kilian Jornet is the 2014 People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year. In 2013, Jornet shocked many by setting speed records on the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. Jornet wants to continue setting speed records, he is turning his attention to Denali and Aconcagua in 2014. The 26-year-old is a three-time champion of the Skyrunner World Series and the winner of the 2011 Western States Endurance Run.

Canadians Ian Weltsed and Raphael Slawinski were nominated for the award for their ascent on K6 West.

Kilian Jornet  Photo Petzl
Kilian Jornet Photo Monica Dalmasso Source: Petzl
Killian Jornet Photo Seb Montaz
Kilian Jornet Photo Seb Montaz

SOURCE: National Geographic, Kilian Jornet’s website