Lessons from Lockdown

Talking to Red Bull X-Alps athletes grounded in Italy, France and the US

Maxime Pinot (FRA4) rests during the Red Bull X-Alps in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland  on June 20, 2019.

The last couple of months have been particularly cruel for athletes with almost perfect cross-country flying weather across the alps. But being grounded has had its upsides.

In the days leading up to lockdown Aaron Durogati (ITA1) was on a mission, transporting equipment from his local gym to his garage. After suffering weeks of knee pain, he knew that an enforced period on the ground was a golden opportunity to get back into shape. 
“I was really having knee pain but I didn’t want to stop. I like what I do and was still climbing and skiing but in January I decided that I had to stop. Then coronavirus came and forced me to be at home. Now my knee is getting really better.”

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