Christian Maurer (SUI1) poses for a portrait during the Red Bull X-Alps in Wagrain, on June 11th, 2019

ChristianMaurer

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  • Nationality: Switzerland
  • Date of birth: 26 July 1982
  • Profession: Paraglider Competition Pilot, Coach, Speaker
  • Supporter: Andy Schäublin
  • Glider: ADVANCE Omega X-Alps 3 22,8
  • Sponsors: TeamWork Solutions, Lowa Shoes, Dermaplast, You Count, ADVANCE Paragliders

When and why did you begin paragliding?1998.

Do you paraglide competitively? List rankings and events.chrigelmaurer.ch/agenda

What is your mountaineering experience?The famous peaks of Switzerland - and Mt. Blanc...

What is your paragliding experience?20 years around the world.

What is your adventure racing / endurance sport experience?X-Alps and X-Pyr finisher.

What does your typical training week consist of?12-16h Hike & Fly, Jogging, Skitouring or Biking + 1-2h Gym...

What are your best and worst adventure/flying moments?Finishing an adventure race is always great! To end a flight to early is the worst...

What are the sporting moments you are most proud of?20 years of flying and still motivated to go.

When and how did you first hear about Red Bull X-Alps?2003 when my friend Kaspi Henny said he was preparing for this.

Have you competed in Red Bull X-Alps before and if so, when?Yes, 2009 till 2017.

What appeals to you about Red Bull X-Alps?The challenge to cross the Alps just by my power.

What will be your strategy during the race?This I will explain short before the start to all X-Alps fans...

Why do you think you will make it to the finish?Because finishing a project makes me happy!

What scares you the most about the event?To not sleep enough and push my body to overload.

Have you ever done anything of this magnitude before?Yes, but it is a new adventure!

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