Welcome to legendary mountain runner Kilian Jornet's new world! The Salomon-sponsored athlete recently moved to northern Norway along with his equally talented partner, where he lives in the midst of some stunning mountain scenery - not a bad back garden...

The local test piece is something called the  Seven Summits of Romsdalen, a 77km route with 9000m of elevation gain. And Kilian being Kilian sets out to tackle it in single day linking the mountain sections with running and skiing the rest.

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Not only is the scenery spectacular, but it gives a fascinating insight into Jornet's outlook and philosophy. You might be surprised to learn, for example, that the world's greatest mountain runner doesn't really view himself as a runner.

It's just something he started doing to keep fit for climbing and skiing. Nor does he always succeed in completing his objectives first time. In fact, he says, around 50 per-cent of the time, he fails, and that's a good thing.

Last but not least, you probably won't be that surprised to discover that he likes suffering and he likes it a lot...

Great little video - enjoy!

Ricky Lightfoot Bonus

And as a bit of a bonus and rather closer to home,  here's a neat little video profile of Lakes-based Salomon runner Ricky Lightfoot who combines his running with his role as a full-time fire-fighter.

More Information

Want to be like Kilian? Check out Salomon's new How to Trail Run video series which follows novice runners preparing for their first off-road race at howtorun.salomon.com