Kima Trophy 2020

Val Masino, Sondrio, Italy – August 30, 2020

For over 20 years the Kima Trophy has represented a landmark event for skyrunners thanks to the challenging highly technical 52 km course over seven passes counting a massive 4,200m vertical climb. Moraine, snowfields and exposed crests feature largely on the course, with fixed ropes for safety at key points.

A biennial race since 2008, the 2018 edition was won by Catalan Kilian Jornet, who crushed Nepali Bhim Gurung‘s record. Hillary Gerardi won the women’s race. The records to beat are 6h09’19” set in 2018 and 7h36’21” by Nuria Picas in 2012.

Kilian Jornet on his way to his fourth Kima victory. ©Roberto Moiola

The race promises as always to host the best field ever with some of the world’s top runners competing.

For safety reasons, entry is capped at 250 participants. Organiser Ilde Marchetti comments: “Just 250 lucky competitors can take part in this biennial race because, while the race philosophy, distance and course features embrace the skyrunning spirit, the severity of the terrain and the strict Italian law limit the number of runners to ensure a safe and well organised race everybody can enjoy.

The race has taken on iconic status and is described by skyrunning star Kilian Jornet, four times winner here, as “the most spectacular race in the world.

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