We sat down with Simon 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?
There have been so many intense moments, but the highlight for me was the last push up to Schmittenhöhe. My supporter Simon Volker arrived just in time to run the last meter with me and on the way up so many people were cheering and running with us, this was definitely my highlight.
What was the toughest part for you?
Day 5 was the toughest part for me and my team. It was raining almost all the time and the flying conditions were really challenging. We did about 70km and 4,500 vertical meters that day.
What was THE stand-out memory for you?
Knowing that my altitude will be enough to fly across Col de Miage (Mount Blanco) and therefore saving a lot of time and energy.
How was this race in comparison to your other Red Bull X-Alps races?
For me, this time was different because I managed to concentrate more on my own decisions and therefore on my strengths. When I competed my first Red Bull X-Alps in 2017 I wanted to do this as well, but I underestimated how hard this race is.