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20 Unforgettable Action Sports Heroes Of 2013

From Carlos Burle, to Danny MacAskill to Diana Nyad. We recognise our inspirations from the last year.


A long standing hero of the ultra running world, dudes don’t get much fitter than Kilian Journet. He can run up mountains with more agility and speed than one would think humanly possible. He has taken on some of the toughest races on the planet and in 2013 he went one step further beating the current record for the vertical ascent of the 14,692 foot Matterhorn.

Dressed in just a t-shirt and a pair of running shorts, the 26 year old took on the knife edge Lion’s Ridge with astounding speed in order to complete the challenge in a time of 2 hours and 52 minutes, beating the current record by 22 minutes. Bear in mind that this ascent usually takes climbers 12 hours of hard graft to complete.

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