After reaching the 3rd place in the 2011 edition of the Red Bull X-Alps, preparations for the next episode are on...

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Red Bull X-Alps

WHAT:

Athletes race non-stop through the Alps to the Mediterranean Sea, with just a paraglider and a pair of hiking boots to help them, their every move tracked by advanced technology and broadcasted to an audience of millions.

WHERE:

The 2013 race begins at the Mozartplatz in Salzburg, Austria and finishes in Monaco. In between are turnpoints in Austria, Italy, Switzerland and France that force the participants through more than 800km of treacherous mountain terrain.

WHO:

31 of the world's best endurance athletes and paragliding pilots, specially selected for their skills, stamina and guts.

HOW:

Fly. Hike. Conquer. The athletes can either fly with their paraglider or hike, carrying their equipment with them. The race goes on day and night, sun or snow, until the first pilot reaches goal. Motorised transport is forbidden but they can select a supporter to help supply food, equipment and information.

redbullxalps.com

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