Red Bull 400: Val di Fiemme will host the world's steepest racing race

Start countdown for the first Italian edition of the Red Bull 400

10 May 2017
Red Bull 400: Start countdown for the first Italian edition of the world's steepest racing race.

The Val di Fiemme is preparing to welcome the best runners that Saturday 1 July will challenge on a 400-meter course with a 78% slope at the top of Predazzo's trampoline.

Conquer the summit of a climb with a slope of 78%. With this goal, on Saturday July 1, the Red Bull 400 will gather the top runners in the Stadio del Salto G. Dal Ben (Predazzo, Val di Fiemme), who will challenge to reach the top of the ski jumping trampoline in the shortest time possible.

Among them are the Red Bull athlete Alessandro Pittin, the Nordic Combined Nordic team with 15 World Cup podiums, the Olympic bronze at Vancouver 2010 and a World Silver at Falun 2015, Tomáš Čelko winner at Bischofshofen and Harrachov in 2016 and Slovenia Matjaz Miklosa already on the podium in past editions.

Inserted in a circuit involving 13 international countries, for the first time in Italy, the world's toughest racing race will endure tenacity and resistance on a 400-foot course with a 350-meter altitude.

Just over two months later, there are already many entries on the official website, in the four categories: individual, men, women, mixed (4x100) and men's (4x100). Men in the men's, women's and men's relay categories will face the qualifying batteries in the morning of the event, which will allow the top 50 in each category to access the afternoon finals.

Before the Red Bull 400, Predazzo's jumping stadium since 1989 has hosted countless national and international races such as the World Cups of Special Skiing and Nordic Combined, as well as three Nordic Skiing World Championships (1991, 2003 and 2013).

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