Benoit Outters (FRA1) poses for portrait during the Red Bull X-Alps preparations in Wagrain, Austria on June 9, 2019

BenoitOutters

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  • Nationality: France
  • Date of birth: 06 June 1990
  • Profession: Fireman
  • Supporter: Stéphane Garin
  • Glider: Supair Wild 21
  • Sponsors: Supair, Cairn, Van Away

When and why did you begin paragliding?Since 2013. I started paragliding for the sense of freedom and adventure.

Do you paraglide competitively? List rankings and events.Only Hike and Fly competitions. 2016: - 2nd, Airtour - 3rd, Borne to fly 2017: - 2nd, Red Bull X-Alps

What is your mountaineering experience?I am an ultra runner. I spend all my free time in the mountains training, skiing, running and mountain biking.

What is your paragliding experience?For two years I was a test pilot for Sup'air. I do cross country, hike and fly compétitions and in 2016 I was with Antoine Girard in New Zeland for a 1200km bivouac adventure.

What is your adventure racing / endurance sport experience?Endurance sport experience: 2015: 1st UTCAM (147km 10,000m of height gain) 2016: 3th UTCAM (147km 10,000m of height gain) 2nd Airtour (300km hike and fly competition) 2017: 2nd, Red bull X-Alps 2018: 1st UTBA (80km 3,000m of height gain) 7th UTCAM (147km 10,000m of height gain)

What does your typical training week consist of?Running (10-20 hours per week) and maximum paragliding possible!

What are your best and worst adventure/flying moments?My best moment was the bivouac adventure in New Zealand with Antoine Goirard. We crossed the South Island in 21 days.

What are the sporting moments you are most proud of?2nd place at Red Bull X-Alps 2017.

When and how did you first hear about Red Bull X-Alps?When I started paragliding in 2013.

Have you competed in Red Bull X-Alps before and if so, when?Yes I've competed in Red Bull X-Alps 2017 and in 2015 I was the supporter of Antoine Girard.

What appeals to you about Red Bull X-Alps?Red Bull X-Alps is "the wolrd's toughest adventure race!"

What will be your strategy during the race?I have to fly as much as possible and when I can, make progress on foot.

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