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How fast can Kilian Jornet run a Vertical Kilometer?

SuuntoRun — 23 November 2021

A Vertical Kilometer (VK) is all about pure performance. It's not about technique or strategy. It's just how much you can work and how strong you are.

Kilian prepares for his Vertical K FKT attempt. (image by Matti Bernitz)


Watch as Kilian Jornet explores epic Norwegian landscapes to find the perfect spot to break the fastest known time – or "FKT" – of a Vertical Kilometer held by Philip Gotsch. Philip's time is under 29 minutes!




Images by Matti Bernitz