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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


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 …

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