We sat down with Paul and talked about his Red Bull X-Alps 2021. He told us about his highlights and stand-out moments and how the race compared to his previous ones.
What was your highlight of the race?
My highlight this year was making it to the start line and the feeling of running towards Gaisberg with all the other athletes after my injury in March.
What was the toughest part for you?
The second half of the race was full of very tricky flying conditions. It was flyable, but at times also dangerous. Then it's hard to decide whether you fly or hike...
What was THE stand-out memory for you?
Landing next to my team after the race was officially over. We made it through 12 days of racing!
How was this race in comparison to your other Red Bull X-Alps races?
The route meant one big new experience, which also meant that once you're coming back from Mont Blanc, you go with the weather and this means you can get stuck in there for days - which happened to me!