Red Bull X-Alps

The world's toughest paragliding and adventure race is back in 2017 and will start July 2nd. #redbullxalps

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Who better than to describe what it's like chasing the athletes than our #racereporter himself; @adventuretarq! He learned a couple valuable lessons while racing across the Alps. Hit the link in the bio to find out what they are!

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Entering Red Bull X-Alps as a rookie is one thing, but chasing down Chrigel and taking second place is a whole new level of achievement. Benoît had an incredible debut performance. Here are his stats.

Distance travelled: 2172.5km - Distance hiked: 772.4km - Distance flown: 1400.1km - Maximum altitude: 3864m - Time spent hiking: 132.8h - Time spent flying: 38.6h - Average hiking speed: 5.8km/h - Average flying speed 36.3km/h

Photo: © / Harald Tauderer / zooom
Photo: © / Vitek Ludvik / zooom
Photo: © / Sebastian Marko / zooom
Photo: © / Honza Zak / zooom

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It's been two months since the @leathermantools Prologue! Remember this moment? 📷: zooom / @honza_zak_photo #redbullxalps #adventure

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Despite being forced to quit the race way ahead of time due to a knee injury, Italian pilot Aaron Durogati still managed to rack up some impressive stats. Let’s dive in.
Total Distance Covered: 741.5 km - Total Hiking Distance: 160.4 km - Total Flying Distance: 581.1 km - Maximum Altitude: 3331 m - Time Hiking: 28.3 hrs - Time Flying: 15.2 hrs - Average Hiking Speed: 5.7 km/h - Average Flying Speed: 38.2 km/h

Photo credits: ©zooom / Harald Tauderer, Honza Zak, Vitek Ludvik, Leo Rosas, Sebastian Marko

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Richard Brezina (CAN) #redbullxalps #adventure #paragliding photo: zooom / Honza Zak

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Richard Brezina (CAN) #redbullxalps #adventure #paragliding photo: zooom / Honza Zak

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Richard Brezina (CAN) #redbullxalps #adventure #paragliding photo: zooom / Honza Zak

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Richard Brezina (CAN) #redbullxalps #adventure #paragliding photo: zooom / Honza Zak

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Richard Brezina (CAN) #redbullxalps #adventure #paragliding photo: zooom / Honza Zak

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We just published a massive photo album featuring the best #hiking shots of #redbullxalps on our page. Hit the link in the bio to check them out. 📷: @harald_tauderer_photography and @honza_zak_photo #adventure

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Congratulations to Christian Maurer (SUI1), Benoit Outters (FRA4) and Paul Guschlbauer (AUT1) for making the podium. Thanks to all the athletes for making this the most exciting #redbullxalps yet! 📷: @vitekludvik #adventure

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Here is Paul Guschlbauer (AUT1) arriving at the Mediterranean Sea in style! Congrats on 3rd place! #redbullxalps #adventure #paragliding

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Simon Oberrauner (AUT4) is in hot pursuit of Ferdinand van Schelven (NLD) and has closed the gap to 1km. "Ferdie is a tough guy!" he shouts. Can he catch him and claim 4th place? Watch their epic battle in the final hour of the race at win.gs/LiveTracking #redbullxalps #adventure #paragliding

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Race reporter Tarquin Cooper is at Turnpoint 7 in Peille, but will any more athletes reach him in the final hours of the race? Watch through the link in our bio and follow the action live at win.gs/LiveTracking #redbullxalps #adventure #paragliding

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Can Paul Guschlbauer (AUT1) reach the final Turnpoint before the race ends? Here's an update from the man himself. Read on at win.gs/2tSdlyR or watch live at win.gs/LiveTracking ©zooom / Sebastian Marko #redbullxalps #adventure #paragliding

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Want to know what Nick Neynens (NZL) was up to whilst you slept? Read on through the link in our bio, and follow his progress live at win.gs/LiveTracking ©zooom / Honza Zak

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Good morning Red Bull X-Alps! Chrigel (SUI1) may have reached Monaco and claimed the title, but that doesn't mean it's all over. The athletes still have until 10.53am CEST to race. Paul Guschlbauer (AUT1) is closest to the finish, but to reach Turnpoint 7 in such a short time would be a massive achievement. Otherwise, it's a battle for position. Nick Neynens (NZL) is currently in 10th, but pulled his Ledlenser Night Pass in the hope of moving up the ranks. Such effort in the last few hours of the race is a true mark of adventure! Follow live at win.gs/LiveTracking ©zooom / Harald Tauderer #redbullxalps #adventure #paragliding

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This might just be our favorite photo from this edition of #redbullxalps. French Rookie Benoit Outters is embraced by his mother after completing his epic #adventure across the Alps. 📷: @harald_tauderer_photography #adventurers

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Chrigel makes it five in a row. More info on our .com! #redbullxalps #adventure #paraglide

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@paulguschlbauer (AUT1) has 59km to go till Peille. Will he make it before 10:53 tomorrow? Follow on Live Tracking. 📷: @sebastianmarko #redbullxalps #adventure

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Benoit Outters is the second athlete to touch down in Peille at 12:42! Literally just flew in... 📷: zooom / Ulrich Grill #redbullxalps #adventure

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Benoit Outters (FRA4) coming in hot to TP7! Follow on Live Tracking. #redbullxalps #adventure

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Here's the man of the moment reflecting on the relief and achievement of being the first to reach Turnpoint 7! Keep an eye on win.gs/LiveTracking to see the next athletes arrive! #redbullxalps #adventure #paragliding

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Chrigel (SUI1) arrives at Turnpoint 7! Watch out for the next athletes at win.gs/LiveTracking #redbullxalps #adventure #paragliding

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Paul Guschlbauer (AUT1) is soldiering on in 3rd place with just 79km to go! Will he make it? Find out at win.gs/LiveTracking #guschlpower #redbullxalps #paragliding #adventure

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Turnpoint 7 awaits the athletes! Follow the critical moments of the race now at win.gs/LiveTracking #redbullxalps #paragliding #adventure

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The clock is ticking and victory is in the air! Watch the final moments at win.gs/LiveTracking #redbullxalps #adventure #paragliding

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Maurer is on the prowl with just 6km to go until the final Turnpoint! Follow live at win.gs/LiveTracking and keep an eye out for this morning's facebook live with raxe reporter Tarquin Cooper! #redbullxalps #adventure #paragliding

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Chrigel might just be 15km from Peille, but says it's getting extremely difficult for him to walk. 📷: @harald_tauderer_photography #redbullxalps #adventure

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