Western States 100 Gear Check

Kilian Jornet's nifty new kicks.

On his feet, Jornet wore some very light prototype shoes that he has worked with Salomon to design, shoes that allowed him to seemingly dance over the varying terrain with plenty of agility and feel for his footing.

Because Western States is a less technical, more runable course, many of the racers wore racing flats. For a guy like Jornet, saving some weight is important when averaging close to 9:00 per mile for 100 miles of racing on a difficult course with varying conditions and terrain.

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