Red Bull Der Lange Weg was inspired by the four Austrian ski mountaineers Robert Kittl, Klaus Hoi, Hansjörg Farbmacher and Hans Mariacher, who had conquered the route in 1971 with only one supporter in the VW bus, Alois Schett. Unfortunately, all peaks and valleys of the former team could not be passed.
Joint decisions and experiences brought the team, which originally consisted of seven individual athletes, closer and closer together during the course of the tour.
Two of the athletes who started in Reichenau an der Rax had to give up on their way to Nice for different reasons: Nuria Picas (ESP), one of the most successful ultra-trail runners in the world, and the South Tyrolean alpinist Tamara Lunger.
The five athletes were all the prouder when they arrived at the beach in Nice.
Janelle Smiley (USA) shows with her enormous performance that not only the physical requirements play an important role, but also tactics, mental strength and team spirit.
Red Bull The Long Road – an adventure that the participating athletes will tell their grandchildren about! And a story they wrote themselves.