X-Alps City Profile: Landing Float, Monaco


X-Alps Finish

It’s been an incredible journey over the last 11 days of the Red Bull X-Alps. The race is on its last leg to Monaco. So far competitors have run through Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and France. They have been paragliding and traversing through some very trick terrain. All that lies before athletes Maurer, Guschlbauer and Huber, is to make it to the landing float in Monaco and cross the finish line.

Monaco is a tiny city-state on the Mediterranean Sea that is surrounded by France and it is the second smallest independent state in the world. This destination is no stranger to races either. Formula one cars compete in the famous Monaco Grand Prix and wind their way through the tiny city-state.

Landing Float

By the time the athletes make it the landing float, they will have covered 1,038 meters or about 650 miles since they left Salzburg, Austria. They have covered lots of ground, climbing to the highest point of the Alps with their fenix 3, seeing world-renowned sights, and making memories along the way using their Garmin VIRB XE. While Monaco is the official end point, the clock actually stops at Peille, leaving the athletes to make the last ceremonial flight to the float. It’s been another great competition this year and we can’t wait to see how the athletes continue to grow and get better before next year’s race.

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