The faces of pain from the toughest adventure race

From Salzburg to Monaco see how the athletes started – and how they changed during Red Bull X-Alps.
By Alison Mann and Lukas Pilz

Red Bull X-Alps 2015 finished today, with a record number of athletes completing the incredibly tough course across the Alps from Salzburg to Monaco.

It wasn't easy though, and you can see every twist and turn etched on their faces. Take a look.

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Toma Coconea dropped out after an accident

 

Toma Coconea, Romania pictured before and during the Red Bull X-Alps 2015.
Toma Coconea, Romania © bergermarkus.com/zooom.at/Kelvin Trautman

Gaspard Petiot was pipped at the post by another Frenchman

Gaspard Petiot, France pictured before and during the Red Bull X-Alps 2015.
Gaspard Petiot, France © bergermarkus.com/zooom.at/Kelvin Trautman

Sebastian Huber finished second

Sebastian Huber, Germany pictured before and during the Red Bull X-Alps 2015.
Sebastian Huber, Germany © bergermarkus.com/zooom.at/Kelvin Trautman

A successful race for Austrian, Stephan Gruber

Austrian Stephan Gruber pictured before and during the Red Bull X-Alps 2015.
Austrian Stephan Gruber © bergermarkus.com/zooom.at/Kelvin Trautman

A much-needed rest for Peter von Bergen

Peter von Bergen, Switzerland pictured before and during the Red Bull X-Alps 2015.
Peter von Bergen, Switzerland © bergermarkus.com/zooom.at/Harald Tauderer

So good we showed him twice – Peter von Bergen

Peter von Bergen, Switzerland pictured before and during the Red Bull X-Alps 2015.
Peter von Bergen, Switzerland © bergermarkus.com/zooom.at/Harald Tauderer

Weather expert Honza Rejmanek finished the race

Honza Rejmanek, USA pictured before and during the Red Bull X-Alps 2015.
Honza Rejmanek, USA © bergermarkus.com/zooom.at/Kelvin Trautman

Michael Witschi finished on the last day

Michael Witchi, Switzerland pictured before and after the Red Bull X-Alps 2015.
Michael Witchi, Switzerland © bergermarkus.com/zooom.at/Kelvin Trautman

A consistent race from Pawel Faron

Pawel Faron, Poland pictured before and during the Red Bull X-Alps 2015.
Pawel Faron, Poland © bergermarkus.com/zooom.at/Kelvin Trautman

Third place for Paul Guschlbauer

Paul Guschlbauer, Austria pictured before and during the Red Bull X-Alps 2015.
Paul Guschlbauer, Austria © bergermarkus.com/zooom.at/Kelvin Trautman
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