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