1,000km in 7 minutes: Red Bull X-Alps video wrapup

It's not a walk in the park or a cruise in the clouds. It's the greatest adventure race around.
By Josh Sampiero

They started on foot, and finished by flight. When the 31 Red Bull X-Alps athletes took off from Salzburg, only a few things were certain: they would hike, they would fly. They would battle difficult terrain and extreme exhaustion, while testing the limits of their mental and physical ability. Of 31 to cross the starting line, only ten would make it to the finish – the most competitors ever to arrive in Monaco.

Does that mean the race was easy? Hardly. Watch the video above to get an inside look at the race, from start to finish. You'll see the thrilling start, the first launch from the Gaisberg, all the way to the finish in Monaco, documented in high-definition video via heli-cam. It's about as close as you can get without taking flight yourself.

 

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