RBX21 Athletes announcement teaser
Patrick von Känel (SUI2) competes during the Red Bull X-Alps at the Wilder Kaiser mountain range, Austria on June 17, 2019.

The athletes are announced in 2 weeks!

Only two more weeks until we find out who the athletes for Red Bull X-Alps 2021 will be! How many rookies and veterans will there be, what countries (or continents!) do they come from, how much experience do they have - who are they? Make sure to mark October 14, 2020, in your calenders and tune in on Instagram to follow the exciting livestream of the Athletes Announcement!

Check out our website to not miss any important updates!

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Participant flies during the Red Bull X-Alps preparations in Zermatt, Switzerland on June 19, 2017

Selection Lowdown

The selection of the athletes is a very diligent and time-consuming process that the race committee is taking extremely serious. We talked to race director Christoph Weber, who explained what his decisions are based on and what the applications need to have in order to be shortlisted.

Get the insights of the selection process in our Q&A with Christoph!

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Chrigel Maurer (SUI1) putting his name on the final signboard in Monaco. © Sebastian Marko / zooom

Who beats Chrigel?

We asked the all-time Red Bull X-Alps champion Chrigel Maurer who he thinks stands a chance to beat him in the next edition of the world's toughest adventure race. The young talents are out there and they are starting to keep up with Chrigel, but who will be able to overtake him? For The Eagle there's one specific crunch test that decides everything.

Check out the interview with Chrigel to find out what he thinks about his competitors!

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