From Australia to the United States, the list of participating countries in the inaugural Red Bull 400 World Championships spans not just the alphabet, but the globe, too.
Every continent on Earth is represented in the punishing championship that pits runners against near-vertical courses up ski jumping hills, and as you can see in the infographic below there's some surprising countries on the list.
Beside some well known powerhouse sporting nations, like host country Germany, which welcomes the runners to the World Championships in Titisee-Neustadt this Saturday, July 15, you'll also find some exotic countries very far removed from the world of ski jumping.
You won't find a ski jumping hill in Botswana, Djibuti, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Mexico, Algeria, Chile, Iraq, Singapore or Thailand, but that's not stopped runners from each of these countries signing up to race.
In Titisee-Neustadt this weekend, they'll face a broad phalanx of European rivals, as runners from 24 European nations are signed up among the total of 1,179 starters that guarantee an exciting Red Bull 400 World Championship race weekend. The big question now is which nation will prevail?