Red Bull X-Alps

Team RUS

Evgenii Griaznov

  • Nationality: Russia
  • Date of birth: 22. Jun. 1972
  • Profession: Paragliding
  • Supporter: Stanislaw Radzikowski
  • Glider: N\A
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  • Sponsors: Naviter
  • With over 30 succesfully completed paragliding competitions and multiple Top 10 finishes, Red Bull X-Alps 2017 will be Griaznov's 4th Red Bull X-Alps. His best finish was 5th place in 2009, but he missed out on Monaco by less than 200km. Since then, he's been racking up the adventure miles and as one of the veterans will be looking for the race of a lifetime.
  • When and why did you begin paragliding?
    I began in 2000.
  • Do you paraglide competitively? List rankings and events.
    I've flown in over 30 competitions with multiple Top 10 finishes, including Red Bull X-Alps.
  • What is your mountaineering experience?
    Competed in the Red Bull X-Alps race 3 times (2009, 2011, 2013 years).
  • What is your paragliding experience?
    The Master of Sports in Russia, the Russian Champion in 2010.
  • What is your adventure racing / endurance sport experience?
    In 2009 I finished 5th in the Red Bull X-Alps, in 2011 – 12th, in 2013 – 14th.
  • What does your typical training week consist of?
    Hiking in the mountains every day and cross-country flights in all over the world.
  • What are your best and worst adventure/flying moments?
    The best lies in the future, as does the worst.
  • What are the sporting moments you are most proud of?
    5th place in the 2009 Red Bull X-Alps.
  • When and how did you first hear about the Red Bull X-Alps?
    In 2007 from my friend Dmitrii Gusev, who took part in the race.
  • Have you competed in the Red Bull X-Alps before and if so, when?
    In 2009 I finished 5th in the Red Bull X-Alps, in 2011 – 12th, in 2013 – 14th.
  • What appeals to you about the Red Bull X-Alps?
    Because it's the best race to train the endurance and to best yourself.
  • What will be your strategy during the race?
    Fly, fly as much as is possible.
  • On average, over a third of the Red Bull X-Alps participants fail to finish the event. Why do you think you will make it?
    I have experience in this race and train a lot to reach the finish.
  • What scares you the most about the event?
    No scares.
  • Have you ever done anything of this magnitude before?
    I was the Russian Champion in 2010 and Master of the Sport.