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Mon 20 Jul: THE RACE IS ON

PUBLISHED: 10:37 20 July 2009 | UPDATED: 13:59 10 October 2012

30 paraglider pilots are now flying from Salzburg to Monaco in the Red Bull X-Alp event

THIRTY paraglider pilots are now on an 850km race to see who will be the first to arrive in Monaco at the start of the Red Bull X-Alps 2009.Now in its third year, pilots will fly (and walk) their way between the checkpoints to cover the 850km of terrain. The route is:Salzburg, AustriaGaisberg, AustriaGrossglockner, AustriaMarmolada, ItalyMatterhorn, SwitzerlandMont Blanc, FranceMont GrosMonacoTwo British pilots are talking part – Aidan Toase who came in sixth place last year and newcomer Tom Payne. See the Red Bull X-Alp website for live tracking to follow their progress.http://www.redbullxalps.com

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