Red Bull X-Alps

Not all smooth sailing for Chrigel (SUI1)

Christian Maurer (SUI1) is now just 150km from Monaco, but it's not all plain sailing. 'My right knee is painful,' he told us.

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"It is okay uphill, but after two hours it's very painful on the flat. Because of this, I will be doing as much hike and fly as possible."

"The biggest problem is that I can't use full speed bar because I can only push it with my left leg. This is very strange for me."

Despite this, he remains in good spirits and thinks he will reach Monaco on Thursday. 'With good conditions, I might make it on Wednesday and with bad luck, Friday. I think probably Thursday.'

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