Red Bull X-Alps: Day 1 Video

Running out from Salzburg's Mozartplatz and straight up the Gaisberg, the athletes begin the race!

Crowds gathered as the athletes made their final preparations in the center of Salzburg. 31 competitors from around the world, ready to set off on the world's toughest adventure race.

There was no shortage of drama right from the start, with Coconea taking a penalty for deviating from the course, and Kaoru Ogisawa landing in a tree immediately after his launch from the Gaisberg. Check out the video above to see some of the action, and get more information at the Red Bull X-Alps event page.