16 July 2013

Christian “Chrigel” Maurer wins Red Bull X-Alps in record time

The Swiss paraglide sets a seven-day record on the course

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.


About Suunto

Suunto was born in 1936 when Finnish orienteer and engineer Tuomas Vohlonen invented the mass production method for the liquid-filled compass. Since then, Suunto has been at the forefront of design and innovation for sports watches, dive computers and sports instruments used by adventurers all over the globe. From the highest mountains to the deepest oceans, Suunto physically and mentally equips outdoor adventurers to conquer new territory.

Suunto's headquarters and manufacturing plant is in Vantaa, Finland. Employing more than 400 people worldwide, Suunto products are sold in over 100 countries. The company is a subsidiary of Amer Sports Corporation along with its sister brands Salomon, Arc'teryx, Atomic, Wilson, Precor, Mavic and Nikita.

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