The Red Bull X-Alps is a unique event, an adventure and paragliding competition for 30 selected international athletes. Tomorrow the 5th X-Alps challenge will commence. 30 international athletes from 22 different countries will compete in a 24/7 race all the way from Salzburg to Monaco, covering a grueling 864 kilometers. In the selection process X-Alps mastermind Hannes Arch, head of organisation Ulrich Grill, race director Christoph Weber and communication manager Nick Warren face the difficult task choosing just 30 athletes.
Here's how some of the athletes have been preparing: