From the very beginning, a paraglider from Switzerland Christian Maurer was ahead. He won the super marathon for the sixth time in a row, breaking the route in 9 days 3 hours 6 minutes. The second finished French athlete Maxim Pino, who fought with Maurer throughout the race. Its result is 9 days 21 hours 52 minutes. Third place was shared by Austrian Paul Gushlbauer and Frenchman Benoit Outters.
On the last day of the competition, they united and crossed the finish line together, showing the time 10 days 8 hours 45 minutes.
Five-time race participant from Russia Evgeny Gryaznov took 17th place. His take-off on a paraglider from Mount Titlis was recognized as the most acrobatic in the history of Red Bull X-Alps. A total of 32 athletes participated in the race. Of these, ten made the final descent with a landing in the bay of Monaco.
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co-founder of the race
- It was an incredible race that tested the participants for physical and moral strength. Athletes demonstrated the highest skills of paragliding, mountain and athletic training. We saw young talented participants who promise to become world stars of extreme sports.
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The passage of the route and turning points was complicated by the change of weather conditions. The highest point on the route was at 3,000 meters.
- We once again witnessed an amazing adventure, and I pay tribute to the endurance, physical fitness and strong-willed qualities of athletes. They started in the conditions of rain and snow and finished safely when there was a great heat in France, showing a real example of fortitude and desire to win.