Red Bull X-Alps 2013: Toma Coconea, Silver to Gold, ep 2

15th July 2013
15th Jul 2013

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The Red Bull X-Alps is billed as 'the world's toughest adventure race'. Paraglider pilots race from Salzburg to Monaco by flying and running only; to simply cross the finish line demands expert paragliding skills, outrageous endurance and cojones the size of cantaloupes. In the last two X-Alps events, Toma Coconea from Romania has come in 2nd place, narrowly missing out on the top spot in both events. In episode 2, Toma has a great start from Salzburg and runs up the Geisberg, reaching the top of the first turn point in first place. However, Chris 'The Rocket' Maurer launches first with Toma close on his heels. Filmed/edited by by Mateffy Istvan. Thanks to Red Bull for additional footage