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Felix Woelk performs prior to Red Bull X-Alps 2021 on July 1, 2020. // Felix Woelk/Red Bull Content Pool // SI202007010110 // Usage for editorial use only //

The Application Phase is closed

Since July 1, 2020 tons of applications from all over the world came pouring in, from seasoned pros and upcoming rookies alike. Now, the race committee has to decide who will take part in the next edition of the world's toughest adventure race. The announcement of the Red Bull X-Alps 2021 athletes will take place on October 14, 2020!

Head over to our website to get all the insights on the selection process!

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Toma Coconea (ROU) runs during the Red Bull X-Alps in St. Hilaire , France on June 25, 2019

Bring on the vets

Could Red Bull X-Alps 2021 see the most experienced line-up ever? If some of the familiar names take part, they will have years of experience between them, which could set them apart from fresh talents and new athletes. But nothing is certain yet and don't forget - even the most experienced athletes were all rookies once!

We took an in-depth look at rookies vs. pros - check out the story!

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Lucy Charles Barclay is seen training before the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States on October 2, 2019. // James Mitchell / Red Bull Content Pool // SI201910110381 // Usage for editorial use only //

Are women the better endurance athletes?

Red Bull X-Alps is one of the few races where men and women compete on equal terms and some say that women are actually better suited for this kind of endurance event. So are women the better athletes? And could the 2021 edition even see a female athlete on the podium?

We asked a sport scientist who is an expert in this field and his answers and explanations promise a thrilling race!

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