• Killian Jornet
    Killian Jornet

Finishing half a mile (800m) in half an hour sounds easy but when that distance is straight up a 50% incline, and involves traversing glassy slabs of Norwegian schist, it’s a different story!

Spanish trail runner Killian Jornet, who’s accumulated over 1.2 million followers on Instagram for his daring exploits throughout the mountain ranges of Europe, recently made a run at an official ‘Vertical Kilometer’.

In non-endurance athlete terms, he tried to become the fastest man to ever complete a “vertical kilometer,” which means running roughly 0.62 miles (997m) of elevation.

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