Red Bull 400
30th June 2018
The hardest short run in the world!
Running for 400 metres doesn’t sound like much of a challenge, does it? But what if you were to run those 400m in a difference of altitude of 135m?
Well, this race will put some strain on your calves, quads… and endurance.
Red Bull 400 was born to conquer the most spectacular ski jumping hills across Europe and North America and, for the first time in Italy, in Val di Fiemme, in the world Ski Jumping Stadium G. Dal Ben of Predazzo, will push the sprinters of all over the world over their limits.
This Predazzo’s competition is part of the circuit involving 13 countries worldwide. The award-winning athletes will be the runners able to reach the top of the ski jumping hill in the shortest time possible. A very tough run with a max 38° incline (78%) along just 400 metres.
Over two thousand people gathered on Saturday 1st July 2017 in Predazzo to attend the first Italian edition of Red Bull 400.
The winner among the Men category was the Slovenian Matjaz Miklosa, with a time of 03: 41.26 followed by the Slovak Tomáš Čelko (03: 55.46), already winner in the editions of Bischofshofen (Austria) and Harrachov (Czech Republic) in 2016. Third ranked the Red Bull athlete Alessandro Pittin (03: 58.33), champion of the Italian National Team of Nordic Combined, with 15 podiums in the World Cup, Olympic bronze medal in Vancouver 2010 and a Silver at the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships Falun 2015.
Among the women, the Australian Margaret Reeves (05: 03.80) won, behind her the Olympic medalist Antonella Confortola (05.08.18) and Roberta Jacquin (05: 16.82).
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