Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: The Leatherman Prologue


Red Bull X-Alps 2017 will start on July 2nd and will be the eighth edition of the world’s toughest adventure race. The combination of trekking and paragliding is one of the most exciting hybrids to emerge from the ongoing convergence of mountain sports.
Starting in Salzburg, 32 Athletes of 21 nationalities will race across the Alps to Monaco via 7 turnpoints in 7 different countries.
But before the main event, the one-day Leatherman Prologue race takes place in Salzburgerland. The top three finishers will each win an additional Ledlenser Night Pass, allowing them to race through the mandatory rest period.The one-day Leatherman Prologue race takes place in Fuschl am See tomorrow June 29, with athletes competing in a tough hike and fly race around the mountains made famous in the movie, The Sound of Music.
Athletes will start racing at 10:00am in Fuschl am See.
  • Start: Fuschl am See, Strandbad
  • Turnpoint 1: Zwölferhorn
  • Turnpoint 2: Schafberg
  • Finish: Fuschl am See

The top three finishers will each win an additional Ledlenser Night Pass, allowing them to race through the mandatory rest period. On day two of the main race, the usual 5:00am start will be delayed for each athlete by the time in which they finished the Leatherman prologue race behind the prologue winner.
In 2015, the Prologue was won by Paul Guschlbauer in 2h 21m. Stanislav Mayer (CZE) was 2nd in 2h 22m and Gavin McClurg (USA2) came 3rd in 2h 24m.

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