Red Bull Dolomitenmann 2013: a new course record

© Mirja Geh / Red Bull Content Pool

Austria’s ultimate adventure race gets faster than ever thanks to perfect conditions in 2013.

The numbers were big – 484 athletes from 16 countries. 45,000 spectators in the tiny town of Lienz on Saturday, September 7.

But the most important number of all? 3:52:23 – the new course record set by the Kleine Zeitung team of Petro Mamu, Jakob Herrmann, Manuel Filzwieser, Urs Huber as they ran, flew, kayaked and biked to victory.
 

Participants perform at the Red Bull Dolomitenmann in Lienz, Austria on September 7th, 2013
The hopeful competitors take off from the start.© Fabio Piva/Red Bull Content Pool

Making it easy on them – and everyone else – was the perfect weather presented in Lienz. Clear skies and light winds drew out the crowds and energized the athletes as they gave it all on the course. Directly from the Lienz Hauptplatz, the mountain runners took off for the Kühbodentörl, an ascent of almost 2,000m.

Hannes Holzhammer tags his team member at Red Bull Dolomitenmann in Lienz, Austria on September 7th 2013
Hannes Holzhammer - Action© Philipp Schuster/Red Bull Content Pool

Kleine Zeitung's Petro Mamu completed the mountain running course in 1:20:00, five minutes ahead of his closest competitor. From the Kühbodentörl, paragliders took off for two flights, navigating marked waypoints, and hiking a short distance back up to the second launch.

Paul Guschlbauer performs at the Dolomitenmann in Lienz, Austria on September, 7th 2013.
Paul Guschlbauer under the wing at Dolomitenmann. © Mirja Geh / Red Bull Content Pool

After completing their flights, paragliders handed the baton to the kayakers, who ran a fast-moving whitewater course and a 7-meter 'alpine start' drop into the water.

Event participants perform at the Dolomitenmann in Lienz, Austria on September, 7th 2013.
Action from the kayaking segment. © Mirja Geh / Red Bull Content Pool

The last leg was left for the mountain bikers, who raced a 30km cross-country course to the finish line, where a cheering crowd awaited. The date for next year's Dolomitenmann is already set for Saturday, September 6th, 2014. Start training now!

Benjamin Karl performs at the Dolomitenmann in Lienz, Austria on September, 7th 2013.
Benjamin Kar catches air during the MTB segment. © Mirja Geh / Red Bull Content Pool