Toma Coconea (ROU) runs during the Red Bull X-Alps in Salzburg, Austria on June 16, 2019


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  • Nationality: Romania
  • Date of birth: 04 May 1975
  • Profession: Fly Instructor
  • Supporter: Adrian Miclea
  • Glider: Advance Omega X-Alps 3
  • Sponsors: Advance, Mercedez Benz, RedBull Romania, OMV, S-Karp

When and why did you begin paragliding?In 1991, powered by passion.

Do you paraglide competitively? List rankings and events.Yes, from 1994-2000 national competitions. From 2000 - international PWC competitions, Dolomite Man, and every X-Alps edition. - two times second place at X-Alps.

What is your mountaineering experience?Kilimanjaro Summit. Aconcagua Summit. Himalayan Mountains. Annapurna Summit. Pyrenees Traverse. Alps Traverse. Dolomites. The Carpathians Mountains.

What is your paragliding experience?Since 1991, I enjoy every day flying.

What is your adventure racing / endurance sport experience?Many Ultra-Marathons and Mountain Marathons.

What does your typical training week consist of?I run at least 10km every day, and I prefer bivouac flights. In winter I do a lot of ski touring.

What are your best and worst adventure / flying moments?The long flights in the Alps make up for the best moments. One of the worst moments was in 2015 when I had to finish the race earlier...

What are the sporting moments you are most proud of?Finishing Red Bull X-Alps Race in Monaco.

When and how did you first hear about Red Bull X-Alps?From the first edition.

Have you competed in Red Bull X-Alps before and if so, when?Every edition. :)

What appeals to you about Red Bull X-Alps?A race that suits me perfect.

What will be your strategy during the race?A technical race, with different variations depending on weather conditions.

Why do you think you will make it to the finish?Because I really want that, I feel motivated.

What scares you the most about the event?Nothing.

Have you ever done anything of this magnitude before?Yes.

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