Kilian Jornet has deserted his nice journey, el ‘Illusion 24’, wherein the Spanish mountain athlete sought to beat the report of the legendary Yannick Kouros and to do 757 laps of a working observe in 24 hours to beat the 303.4 kilometers that the Greek traveled in that point.
The one from Sabadell had been complaining for just a few hours of ache in his proper knee, which already had one thing touched, and after greater than 10 hours working and about 134 kilometers traveled has deserted the good problem, which already needed to be delayed with respect to the scheduled date.
Kilian has simply dropped from the 24-hour problem. We are going to replace you when we now have extra info.
– Salomon (@SalomonSports) November 27, 2020
The problem was easy -logistically speaking- and with few guidelines: Kilian deliberate to vary route each 4 hours (The muscle losing from all the time doing the identical spin is big), one thing he did twice, and was accompanied by a number of Norwegian athletes. A lot of the problem was going to happen at evening, as a result of there are barely seven hours of daylight a day in Nordic lands in November.
It’s under no circumstances the primary time that Jornet has educated on these tracks, the place he has already October went 85 kilometers in six hours. The technique to comply with labored out comparatively nicely: to go away rapidly to get revenue on the Kouros model and attempt to maintain it within the remaining hours. In actual fact, he began very robust and was able to beat the mark, till his knee started to fail.
Don’t forget that the report to beat is sort of superhuman, because the Greek Kouros is a real fable in ultra-distance racing, with information in races of 24 and 48 hours, a thousand kilometers and a thousand miles, which is claimed quickly.
The remainder of the athletes are nonetheless within the race and might be adopted by streaming.