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Relive the action from Red Bull Ragnarok 2019

Check here what went down at Hardangervidda, during Red Bull Ragnarok 2019. Find out who won and relive some of the action from the ninth edition of Red Bull Ragnarok! Kiters from more than 30 nations worldwide had gathered at Hardangervidda again this year. Well within the time limit of five hours, Felix Kersten crossed the finish line in 3 hours and 10 minutes to claim his third Ragnarok-title. Last time Felix came out on top was in 2017, and now he is back where he belongs after a 2. place finish last year. Felix Kersten can smile after winning his third Ragnarok © MATS GRIMSÆTH / RED BULL CONTENT POOL It was a hard fought battle in the men’s snowboard-category. It looked like Peter Martel, who won in 2016 and 2018, would claim his third title, but in the end it was Bruce Kessler of Switzerland who took the win. The 19 year old Swiss came in to this years race with a silver medal from 2017 (on skis!) in his bag, and walks away with his first Red Bull Ragnarok-title. Kessler reached the finish line in 3 hours and 23 minutes. Bruce Kessler wins Red Bull Ragnarok 2019 …


Red Bull Ragnarok returns in 2019!

The famous Red Bull Ragnarok returns to Hardangervidda, Norway, on April 4-7th 2019! Check here the press release: Red Bull Ragnarok returns in 2019 bigger than ever. Returning for its ninth edition, the legendary snow kite marathon will April 4-7th 2019 gather 350 snow kiters from all over the world for an epic battle against the weather and each other on the plains of Hardangervidda, Norway. Over the years, Red Bull Ragnarok has grown into a position as the world’s largest and most popular snow kite competition. The 2018 edition was one of the hardest in the history of the race, both when it came to securing a spot in the race and the actual battle to finish the 105-km long kite competition. It only took 40 seconds from the registration opened until all 300 available spots were sold out. In the 2018 race, only three out of more than 300 kiters from 30 nations completed all five rounds of the in total 105-km long Ragnarok course. Equipped with kites, skis and snowboards, they had to master extremely varying wind conditions on the mountain. Complete 2018 results: Due to the growth of Ragnarok, we have this year made more …


Red Bull Ragnarok 2018 – Close win in demanding 9th Ragnarok

After four hours of kiting in the ninth edition of Red Bull Ragnarok, Florian Gruber of Germany secured the victory with a margin of just two minutes down to last year’s winner and fellow German Felix Kersten. In the difficult wind conditions, only three out of the 350 kiters completed all 105 km within the time limit. More than 350 kiters from 30 nations all around the world had come to Hardangervidda, Norway to battle through 105 km of kiting on skis and snowboard within a time limit of five hours. Even though this year’s course was almost 30 kilometers shorter than last year’s, the changing and challenging wind made it a hard race on the sunny mountain plateau. After four hours and one minute, Florian Gruber crossed the finish line as the overall winner and winner of the men’s ski category, just two minutes ahead of last year’s winner Felix Kersten. This is Gruber’s second win, he also took home the victory in 2016. © KYLE MEYR / RED BULL CONTENT POOL “Amazing, I think this is the hardest time, it’s my third time competing here, and for sure the hardest one. We had at first good wind, smaller …


Red Bull Ragnarok 2018

RED BULL RAGNAROK 2018 – more than 300 snow kiters from 27 nations return to Hardangervidda, Norway. Red Bull Ragnarok returns this weekend for the eighth edition of the world’s longest and hardest snow kite race. And the 130-km long challenge on the mountain slopes in Norway’s greatest national park is more popular than ever, all 300 available spots were sold out in record time of 40 seconds – with 54 percent of the tickets sold to international kiters. This weekend will gather kiters from far away countries like Australia, Brazil, USA, Canada, South Africa, Russia, as well as a huge number of European kite enthusiasts. Return of the champions All of last year’s four winners are returning to defend their title as kings and queens of Ragnarok. Five-time world champion Steph Bridge from Great Britain will attempt to secure her fourth straight Ragnarok gold medal in the women’s ski category. Aija Ambrasa from Latvia goes for her second Ragnarok gold in the women’s snowboard category. German kiter Felix Kersten will look to copy his performances from 2015 and 2017 and take his third gold medal in the men’s ski category, but Kersten will face strong competition from Jonas Lengwiler …


Red Bull Ragnarok returns in 2018!

The battle to secure a spot in the world’s largest kite endurance race on snow starts Tuesday December 5th at 18:00 (CET). Returning in 2018 for its eighth edition, the legendary snow kite marathon Red Bull Ragnarok will April 5-8th once again gather more than 300 snowkiters from all over the world for an epic battle against the weather and each other on the plains of Hardangervidda, Norway. The 2017 edition was the hardest to date, only eight out of 350 kiters from 29 nations managed to finish all five laps of the 130 km long race. Equipped with kites, skis and snowboards the participants had to cope with winds of up to 23 m/s (small storm) and top speeds nearly reaching 100 km/h (62 mph). As always, the chase to secure a spot is almost as challenging as the race itself – last year’s tickets sold out in less than two minutes. Registration for the 300 available spots opens Tuesday December 5th 2017 at 18:00 CET. “It’s incredible. It’s a really tough race, it’s really long and has gusty wind. Every year is tougher, this year with really strong wind. Next year I will start again and try to …


Red Bull Ragnarok 2017 Highlights

On April 1st, the seventh edition of Red Bull Ragnarok – known as the World’s toughest snowkite race – went down on Hardangervidda, Norway. With a 130km long course, strong wind gusts and sticky snow, the competition definitely lived up to its reputation. Check out some highlights in the video bellow! Video credit: Nordic Aerials


Red Bull Ragnarok 2017 // 130 kilometers of madness

Only eight out of 350 kiters finished all five laps of Red Bull Ragnarok 2017. Out of seven editions of Red Bull Ragnarok, 2017 really turned out to be a battle to remember. Contestants had to complete five laps in five hours, meaning the total distance was 130 kilometers – the longest course in the history of the event. Luckily the weather gods kept that in mind for the day, providing what the veterans describes as the best wind conditions ever, reaching almost 44 knots. Only eight kiters finished all five laps. “I’m totally done. I dont know what to say. This was a really tough and really crazy race. On the top we had something around 40 knots, while in the valley almost nothing. I’m so happy to be the fastest“, says Felix Kersten, the male winner in the ski category. Results: Men Ski: 1. Felix Kersten 2. Bruce Kessler 3. Dominik Zimmermann Men Snowboard: 1. Jonas Lengwiler 2. Sigve Botnen 3. Miroslav Schutz Women Ski: 1. Stephanie Bridge 2. Camilla Ringvold 3. Camilla Nore Women Snowboard: 1. Aija Ambrasa 2. Iris Straume 3. Marie-Eve Mayrand



Here is Malin Amle’s newest kiteboarding video, created by the Norwegian photographer Håkon Mæland. “Vidda” means mountain plateau and it captures the breath taking landscape by summer time of Hardangervidda, in central in southern …


Red Bull Ragnarok 2017

The battle to secure a spot in the world’s largest kite endurance race on snow starts Thursday December 1st at 18:00 (CET). Over 300 snowkiters will meet up on the plains of Hardangervidda to battle against the weather Gods and each other, when the seventh edition of the legendary snowkite marathon Red Bull Ragnarok kicks off again from March 30th to April 2nd 2017. In the roughest snowkite challenge on the planet, the participants who overcome the harsh conditions on the vast mountain plateau, will battle it out to the bitter end (aka the finish line). As always, the chase to secure a spot is almost as challenging as the race itself. Registration for the 300 available spots opens Thursday December 1st 2016 at 18:00 CET. – It’s a once in a lifetime snow kite race at one of the most wildly beautiful locations in this world. No matter how frustrating it gets, you always learn something new about kiting when you put yourself in these out of the ordinary situations, says Susi Mai, professional kiter, co-founder and president of MaiTai Global. Another kiter who was put out of his comfort zone in the 2016 edition of the race was …


Red Bull Ragnarok 2016

350 kiters from over 30 countries were gathered on the icy mountain plains of Hardangervidda in Norway, to compete in the world´s biggest and toughest snowkite competition. In just a few hours the weather went from sunny and windy, to cloudy with no wind at all, until it finally picked up again. Choosing the right kite and strategy was the key to success, and Peter Martel (CAN) was the first male snowboarder to pass the finish line after five laps – finishing the course of 100 kilometers in four hours and 49 minutes. ”My start was really rough, I had to run and walk in kneedeep snow, and was really sweating and struggling. I managed to take lead, but then my steering line broke during my final lap, and I fell behind again, and had to tie a knot and use my lines in the best way. It was the most challenging race I’ve ever been in” says Peter Martel. This years edition of Red Bull Ragnarok is the sixth, and the competition is growing each year. 350 participants stands as a new record, gathering kiters from all over the world, with 30 different nationalities from all continents. ”I love …

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