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Gavin McClurg pierces a blister during the Red Bull X-Alps 2017. Photo Olga Shmaidenko

Gavin McClurg: ‘You’ve never, ever laughed like this’

“You’ve never, ever laughed like this.” After competing in his second Red Bull X-Alps, columnist Gavin McClurg shares the highs and lows of the toughest adventure race on Earth – and why Monaco “REALLY, REALLY sucks.” See what else is in Cross Country 184.

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Benoit Outters in the Red Bull X-Alps 2017. Photo: Nico Assael

Running with Benoit: Chasing down Chrigel Maurer

“The X-Alps doesn’t forgive mistakes – and Chrigel Maurer doesn’t put a foot wrong.” Benoit Outters was the Rookie who nearly caught the “Eagle” and stole the crown in this year’s Red Bull X-Alps. He tells Andy Pag how his extraordinary race came together. See what else is in Cross Country 184.

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Christian Maurer (SUI1)

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Victory flights

Chrigel Maurer and Benoit Outters fly down from Peille to celebrate the end of the Red Bull X-Alps 2017

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Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Day 11 and 12 Highlight Clip

Chrigel Maurer makes goal, Benoit Outters goes into ultra-marathon mode, and Paul Guschlbauer pushes, pushes, pushes from behind

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Simon Oberrauner (AUT4)

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Day Ten Highlight Clip

It’s a mad, mad, race. Day 10 saw the competition divide – in the front in the tropical heat of an Italian summer were Chrigel MAurer and Benoit Outters, pounding it out on pavement. Behind, the chasing pack were in the high alpine cool of the Matterhorn.

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Stanislav Mayer and his supporter Jiri Dlask during the Red Bull X-Alps in Garzeno, Italy on 10 July 2017. Photo: Honza Zak / Red Bull Content Pool

Tom Payne: ‘All dig deep in the closing act of the X-Alps’

Perhaps we were all softened by 2015. Back then, with good weather and a route through the mountains, 19 of the 32 athletes who started in Salzburg completed the 1,038km course to arrive in Peille overlooking the Mediterranean sea. Chrigel Maurer’s personal record for Salzburg to Monaco is 6 days, 23 hours, and 40 minutes, […]

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Simon Oberrauner (AUT4)

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: The Matterhorn Mission

Simon Oberrauner and Stanislav Mayer show us all how it’s done in this epic footage from flying near the Matterhorn on Day 10 of the Red Bull X-Alps 2017

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Stanislav Mayer. Photo by Honza Zak

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Day Nine Highlight Clip

Day Nine… The race is taking its toll, with pilots dropping out due to exhaustion and wear and tear as well as two pilots out from accidents involving broken bones. Maurer is on track to finish this week, but the weather is not playing ball

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Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Day Eight Highlight Clip

Maurer reaches Turnpoint 5 while Gaspard Petiot reflects on what might have been

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Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Pal Takats by Lake Como

Pal Takats ran 50km with his glider to get to Lake Como before his time penalty for an earlier airspace infringement started.

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Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Gaspard Petiot retires from the race

French pilot and mountain guide Gaspard Petiot was chasing down race leader Chrigel Maurer and looked like he’d catch him – but a crash landing put him out of the competition after seven days of hard racing

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Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Day Seven Highlight Clip

The chasing pack converges on Monte Baldo, but at the front Gaspard Petiot suffers a crash landing and breaks his hand, leading to his retirement from the race

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Gaspard Petiot (FRA2)

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Day Six Highlight Clip

Pilots converge on Turnpoint 5 on the summit of Monte Baldo, before flying off – destination the Matterhorn

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Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Day Five Highlight Clip

Aaron Durogati retires, Chrigel Maurer leads out and reaches Turnpoint 5, Gaspard Petiot pushes for the top spot – all on Day 5

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Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Day Four Highlight Clip

Chasing Chrigel Maurer across the Alps after he opens up a significant lead – Go Gaspard, Go!

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Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Day Three Highlight Clip

It’s been hell so far, with rain, wind, cold and tarmac. On the third day the weather turned on and pilots got to fly. Three minutes of action from Day 3 of the Red Bull X-Alps 2017

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Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Day Two Highlight Clip

Day Two at the Red Bull X-Alps 2017 saw strong wind and turbulent conditions. Chrigel Maurer pulled ahead and tagged Turnpoint 2, while Antoine Girard had a bad take-off and injured himself – he’s out of the race. Aaron Durogati is limping and in pain – but determined to fly as much of the route […]

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Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Live tracking problems

Day two of the Red Bull X-Alps started slowly but delivered a nail-biting race that saw four-time winner Chrigel Maurer rise from 22nd place at the start of the day to end with a commanding lead over race hero, Romanian Toma Coconea. Technical problems, however, meant that many passionate fans were unable to follow the […]

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Chrigel Maurer launches from Goldeck on Day Two of the Red Bull X-Alps 2017. Photo: Harald Tauderer

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Chrigel Maurer’s One Right Move

Chrigel Maurer has done it again, pulling ahead of the pack and setting a blistering pace during his fifth Red Bull X-Alps. Editor Ed Ewing talked to him after the Chrigel had landed on Day Two “The flying was amazing,” Chrigel Maurer said after he had landed today. Following a quick meal he was on […]

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Competitors perform at the start of the Red Bull X-Alps in Salzburg, Austria on July 2, 2017

Tom Payne: ‘The World’s Toughest Race Just Got Tougher’

Tom Payne has competed in the Red Bull X-Alps as an athlete and a supporter. He has also been a technical advisor to many teams in previous editions. He reports from the centre of Salzburg at the start of the Red Bull X-Alps 2017… It’s raining continuously. Thick clouds envelop the mountains. Normal pilots would […]

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