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Athletes performing during X-Alps start in Salzburg, Austria on June, 20 2021

Red Bull X-Alps 2021 is back!

The world's toughest adventure race is on again! Yesterday, 29 athletes from 15 countries lined up at the start on the historic Mozartplatz in Salzburg, Austria. Want to see how your favorite athlete is performing?

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King of the Gaisberg

Tommy Friedrich is King of the Gaisberg after reaching the top of the mountain first on Day 1 of the Red Bull X-Alps. The 20-year-old athlete looked ecstatic as he not only made the summit ahead of many of his heroes, but then got in the air first too.

Check out who arrived shortly after Tommy via the link below! Race reporter Tarquin Cooper caught the atmosphere atop Gaisberg in his Facebook Live.

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SUI1 performs during the Red Bull X-Alps in Salzburg, Austria on June 20, 2021.

Recap - Day 1

Even the race favorites, Chrigel Maurer and Maxime Pinot can make mistakes. This clearly happened today at the end of an eventful first racing day.

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Athletes race above Salzburg prior to the Red Bull X-Alps in Salzburg on June 20, 2021.

What happened at the back?

A story of missing thermals, being forced to land and grueling hikes in the heat of the first race day.

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