A BRIEF CHAT WITH JULIEN
What led you to mountain running?
I discovered running thanks to my father, beginning with cross country and then some track and road races. The mountains came when a friend was selected for the national team and introduced me to the discipline. I was born and raised in the mountains, so it was the perfect activity for me — one that allowed me to combine my two passions. It was love at first sight!
Where is your favorite place to run?
I’ve always loved the diversity of trail running: it can be practiced anywhere and in many different ways. I like to vary the terrain, the elevation gain, the length, the degree of technical difficulty. I don’t know if I have a favorite place. I’m curious and I love discovering new places every day. Thinking of the variety that the planet offers, it’s almost frustrating not to be able to experience everything.
What’s your specialty?
I come from “classic” mountain running, but over time I’ve come to specialize in shorter trail formats of up to 50 or 60 kilometers.
What are your favorite Karpos shorts?
The Fast Evo — light, practical, and super comfortable. Perfect for running!