Check out V12’s sponsored athlete competing in the hardest race in the world!

nashOn Sunday at 11:30 CET in Salzburg, Austria, the Red Bull X-Alps begins. The idea is to get from there to a floating pontoon in Monaco bay, a straight line distance of 1038km, by either flying a paraglider or by foot carrying the paraglider. Competitors can race between the hours of 05:00 to 10:30 with one night pass, they have a supporter who can meet them and supply food and general support. They have to travel via 10 turnpoints;

The Gaisberg, Austria,

Dachstein, Austria,

Aschau-Chiemsee, Germany,

Lermoos Tiroler Zugspitz, Austria

Brenta, Cima Tosa, Italy

St Moritz-piz, Corvatsch, Switzerland

Matterhorn, Switzerland,

Mont Blanc, France

Annecy, France

Peille, France

As you can see an impressive tick list!

The Red Bull X-Alps is a unique race held every two years. One that you cannot just enter, you have to be selected. Four years ago Steve Nash, V12’s sponsored competitor and local boy entered but was unfortunately disqualified for an airspace infringement when well into the race. Now he is back and desperate to get to the finish.

You can follow all the action, as it happens live! Once the race starts their is a live tracking page where all the athletes show up in real time as they all have to wear trackers, so you can get an overview of the race, see who’s flying, walking, sleeping, see if they make it down before the night curfew is called! Beware, it is highly addictive though and you are prone to get square eyes.

Obviously we are rooting for Steve and Richard, his supporter,who are the only British team and will be watching daily. We hope you are inspired by what the athletes do and enjoy the spectacle of Red Bull X-Alps.

Check out the Red Bull X-Alps webpage here: Red Bull X-Alps

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