As part of his "Summits of My Life" project, Kilian Jornet did the Normal Route up and back from the road (Horcones) in 12h49m on 23 December 2014. The total distance of this route is somewhere between 35 and 50 miles RT and ascends 13,327 vertical feet. Jornet's ascent time was "about 9 hours". A brief write-up with more details in at www.climbing.com. A more in-depth and literary report was published in the New Yorker magazine, and reports Jornet's ascent time from base camp (Plaza de Mulas) at around 5h15m.
Highway to summit & back