RBX21 Athletes announcement

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!

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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?

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