With a Suunto Ambit2 on his wrist (Suunto outfitted every entrant in the wrist GPS computer), Swiss athlete Christian Maurer was the first finisher across the line of The Red Bull X-Alps on Sunday, July 14. Not only did he win the race, but Maureer also set an impressive course record of seven days (the previous record, of 10 days was set back in 2009).
In a post-race interview, his fellow competitor Hannes Arch said of Maurer’s performance, “To finish in seven days is something I never would have expected. He's just the most amazing athlete in the world. He makes no mistakes — that's his secret.”
The race for second and third is still unfolding. Stay tuned and continue to follow the race action: www.redbullxalps.com/live-tracking.