Salomon TV has just released a 13-minute video about Swedish ultra-trail superstar Emelie Forsberg‘s FKT on the Kungsleden (“King’s Trail”) in Swedish Lapland in July 2018.
The Kungsleden is a 445K trail featuring 11,117m of elevation change. It usually takes hikers about 15 days to complete the trail. Forsberg, running with her friend Erika Borgström, did it in four days, 21 hours. This was the fourth FKT set by Forsberg in four months.
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Yesterday finishing Kungsleden trail I could hardly believe I had done it! When I started to plan kungsleden I looked at distance, and the hut system and after that I planned day by day after what I thought would be possible to run, but a big big challenge. And to actually do it, to fullfill a dream, a goal was amazing. I had some really tough moments out there, but that is part of the challenge. To challenge and overcome and to see the beauty in it. 4 days and 21 hours ended the 450 km trail challenge in Hemavan. Last record is from @sondreamdahl in 6 days, 2 hours and 51 minutes. Thank you all for cheering, means so much ❤️ And to the best team @philippreiter007 @mireia_miro @koastalforest @erikahlstromsweden @lymbus_life And to @salomon And @swedishlapland For your support ❤️And @stflaponia, @visitammarnas , kvikkjokk fjällstation and @hemavantarnaby for the stay in beautiful Hemavan!
Forsberg is married to Catalan ultrarunner Kilian Jornet. The couple had a baby girl in March. They live in Åndalsnes, known as the mountaineering capital of Norway.