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12
2014

The unstoppable winter of Laura, Sage and Kilian

Credit: @RFEDInvWe are now entering the low season. Elite runners use most of these winter months either for resting or enjoying sports other than trail running. However, three of our Transvulcanians are still very much pushing it. It is the case of Laura Orgué (runner up of our Vertical Kilometre and ISF World Champion of the category), Sage Canaday (twice third place in Transvulcania, in 2013 and 2014) and Kilian Jornet (three times World Champion, absolute winner of Transvulcania 2013 and runner-up in 2014).

LAURA ORGUÉ, for starters, does not lack a bit of energy. She has just returned from the FIS World Cup Nordic Skiing in Lilehammer (Norway), where she finished 62nd in 10 Km C Pursuit and 66th in 5 km Freestyle. It is also worth to remember his 10th position in the Sochi Winter Olympics and the fact that she won these same two competitions in the last Spanish championship. Laura is now recovering at home before moving on… to yet another World Cup! This time it will be the FIS Cross country World cup races, next week in Davos (Switzerland).

SAGE CANADAY is the only one in the triad who is still doing trail running. Specifically, he has closed the season with a fab win at the TNF San Francisco Endurance Challenge, recently celebrated in the US. The race is 50 miles (80 km) long and it is meant to be the last significant international event of the year. Coming up after him, two very familiar names for Transvulcania fans: Dakota Jones (absolute winner in 2012 and 10th place in 2014) and Tofol Castanyer (4th at Transvulcania 2014 and 4th again at San Francisco).

Last, but certainly not least, his majesty KILIAN JORNET. He is now in Argentina, acclimatizing to face the Aconcagua (6.959 metres). The challenge is part of his project Summits of my life, which consists in bagging the up and down running records of some of the most emblematic peaks in the planet. He has already succeeded at Mont Blanc (4.810 metres), Cervino (4.478 metres) and McKinley (6.186 metres). Mount Elbrus forced him to climb down due to bad weather but the real big boy is scheduled for 2015: Mount Everest. Will he make it? Go Killian, go!

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