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The Red Bull X-Alps 2021 athletes are announced!
Red Bull X-Alps is back and the athletes for the world's toughest adventure race have been announced today! Competitors from around the globe will put their body and mind to the ultimate test, navigating their way over 1,000km through treacherous alpine terrain. Often covering 100km a day, only by foot or paraglider, the athletes must combine skill and strategy to reach each turnpoint and avoid elimination.
The tenth edition will see 33 world-class athletes from 17 nations pushing themselves to the limit, in an effort to beat not only personal, but also world records; 13 of whom are rookies and 3 female.
Following careful consideration, it is with great excitement that the moment has finally arrived to announce the line-up for Red Bull X-Alps 2021:
Paul Guschlbauer (AUT1) - Veteran
Simon Oberrauner (AUT2) - Veteran
Thomas Friedrich (AUT3) - Rookie
Tom de Dorlodot (BEL) - Veteran
Antonio Filho (BRA) - Rookie
Maxime Pinot (FRA1) - Veteran
Benoît Outters (FRA2) - Veteran
Théo de Blic (FRA3) - Rookie
Laurie Genovese (FRA4) - Rookie
Damien Lacaze (FRA) - Rookie
Steve Bramfitt (GBR) - Rookie
Manuel Nübel (GER1) - Veteran
Markus Anders (GER2) - Veteran
Michael Lacher (GER3) - Rookie
Aaron Durogati (ITA1) - Veteran
Tobias Grossrubatscher (ITA2) - Veteran
Nicola Donini (ITA3) - Rookie
Kaoru Ogisawa (JPN1) - Veteran
Ken Oguma (JPN2) - Rookie
Eduardo Garza (MEX) - Veteran
Ferdinand van Schelven (NED) - Veteran
Dagfinn Graneng (NOR) - Rookie
Nick Neynens (NZL1) - Veteran
Kinga Masztalerz (NZL2) - Veteran
Michal Gierlach (POL) - Veteran
Toma Coconea (ROU) - Veteran
Andrei Mashak (RUS) - Rookie
Christian Maurer (SUI1) - Champion
Patrick von Känel (SUI2) - Veteran
Hanes Kämpf (SUI3) - Rookie
Yael Margelisch (SUI4) - Rookie
Gavin McClurg (USA1) - Veteran
Cody Mittanck (USA2) - Veteran
Who are you supporting for Red Bull X-Alps 2021? Learn more about the athletes and stay tuned on redbullxalps.com and on our social media channels to get all the latest updates and follow the athletes every step!
With returning veterans and rookies alike, we have no doubt that this selection includes the world's toughest adventure athletes ever! They come from far and wide, including countries like Brazil, Japan and Russia. Race director Christoph Weber says, "We always try to have an international field of athletes. We are not just filling up the race with European teams. Rather, we want to give the world a chance to take part in this race."
Physically and mentally nothing comes close to the challenges of Red Bull X-Alps; and when you consider the ever-changing weather conditions, thousands of vertical meters and a distance of over 1,000km; there's truly no telling what will happen. Does someone have what it takes to stop Chrigel Maurer from taking a 7th victory? Will one of the rookies surprise us or will we see one of the French athletes take the lead?
Red Bull X-Alps is the world’s toughest adventure race. It’s difficult to think of another race that demands such high level of both physical and mental fitness of body and mind. If you no longer wish to receive these newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time by contacting us or by clicking the unsubscribe link at the end of this newsletter.
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