The out­doortro­phy 2011

Extreme sports at its best: the out­door sport world elite com­pet­ed in a thrilling anniver­sary

Lin­ge­nau – 13 August 2011. What an anniver­sary race! The enthu­si­as­tic fans along the course of the tenth out­doortro­phy in Lingenau/Austria wit­nessed world class per­for­mances by the ath­letes. 140 inter­na­tion­al ath­letes com­pet­ed in per­fect weath­er and with great air and water con­di­tions.


The moun­tain run­ning world elite began the race with a dis­tance of 12km and an alti­tude gain of no less than 1’100 meters. Vice world cham­pi­on Azarya Welde­mari­am from Eritrea (Team Vir­go X-Pro) and the Kenyan Gross­glock­n­er cham­pi­on Isaak Kos­gei (Rossig­nol, Aus­tri­alpin, Kohla) start­ed out with an impres­sive pace. After just 1:01:51, Kos­gei was the first run­ner to reach the moun­tain top, 24 sec­onds ahead of Welde­mari­am and impres­sive four and a half min­utes ahead of last year’s record time. Aus­tri­an Markus Hohen­warter (Team Red Bull) came in third (+3:25 min), fol­lowed by the for­mer world cham­pi­on Markus Schiessl (Ger­many, Lan­drover Team Hör­burg­er). The Czech win­ners of 2010, Opa­vaNet, ranked fifth after the moun­tain run.

Thrilling race
Two teams were fight­ing for the lead in a thrilling com­pe­ti­tion: Vir­go X-Pro paraglid­er Markus Prantl (Italy) over­took Lorenz Peer (Team Rossig­nol, Aus­tri­alpin, Kohla) and hand­ed over to the mul­ti­ple Aus­tri­an kayak cham­pi­on Ger­hard Schmid. In the rapids of Bre­gen­z­er­ach riv­er, Schmid was able to extend the lead of his team. He fin­ished 1:30 min­utes ahead of Aus­tri­an white water vice world cham­pi­on Manuel Filzwieser. The big show­down came with the last leg of the unof­fi­cial world cham­pi­onship in out­door sports – moun­tain bik­ing: The for­mer world cham­pi­on Mas­si­mo Deber­to­lis (Italy) start­ed 1:30 min­utes behind mul­ti­ple out­doortro­phy cham­pi­on Hannes Pall­hu­ber (Italy) and tried to chase him. But Pall­hu­ber was too fast: He fin­ished first, secur­ing the new record time of three hours, thir­ty min­utes and ten sec­onds for his team Vir­go X-Pro – more than three min­utes faster than last year’s record time! Deber­to­lis came in 6:05 min­utes after the win­ning team, the French Salzkam­mergut-Tro­phy-win­ner Thomas Dietsch secured the third place for Team Red Bull. Lan­drover Team Hör­burg­er came in fourth, fol­lowed by the Czech team Opa­vaNet.

Best com­pa­ny team: Munich fire fight­ers
The team Vir­gosys­tem rrrac­ing from Low­er Aus­tria was the fastest ama­teur team with a time of four hours and eleven min­utes. Aus­tri­an-Ger­man team Glock Per­fec­tion came in sec­ond. The Munich fire fight­ers were the fastest com­pa­ny team. The extreme sports ladies proved to be tough enough, too: The Vir­go Rac­ing Girls won with a great time of 5:19:08.

Open-Air out­doornight
In the evening, the bands Neu­land and Mon­roes entered the Open-Air stage and played up a storm for the out­doornight. The next out­doortro­phy will take place in 2013 – every sec­ond year! More infor­ma­tion, results and press pho­tos on

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Pic­ture Gallery 2011

© Markus Gmein­er

Results 2011

  • Over­all result

  • Moun­tain run­ning

  • Paraglid­ing

  • White­wa­ter kayak­ing

  • Moun­tain bike