The out­doortro­phy 2015

Top ath­letes turn out­doortro­phy into excep­tion­al event

Lin­ge­nau (18 August 2015) – Rain, clouds, fog: Days before the race, the orga­niz­ers of the extreme sports relay com­pe­ti­tion out­doortro­phy fol­lowed the weath­er trends very close­ly. The start time was resched­uled twice with the goal of ensur­ing a fair and safe race as well as to pro­vide a wor­thy stage for the par­tic­i­pants to show their excep­tion­al achieve­ments.


When the out­doortro­phy start­ed at 10am in the vil­lage cen­ter of Egg and the moun­tain run­ners began their race, it was one ath­lete who attract­ed all the atten­tion: Petro Mamu, cur­rent­ly the world’s best moun­tain run­ner, showed an impres­sive per­for­mance and ran a lone­ly race. The world cham­pi­on did not let the thick fog on Niedere Moun­tain stop him and fin­ished in 1:01:26 hours – despite the fog only one and a half min­utes slow­er than two years ago, when Mamu crushed the course record in a spec­tac­u­lar race. The Eritre­an fin­ished more than six min­utes ahead of the Czech top run­ner Ondrej Fej­far (Team Opa­vaNet) and eight min­utes ahead of the moun­tain run­ning marathon world cham­pi­on Markus Hohen­warter from Aus­tria (Team Flugschule Blue Sky).

Fog makes paraglid­ing impos­si­ble
The paraglid­er pilots were not able to start into the air because of the thick fog on the moun­tain. Instead of fly­ing, they need­ed to com­plete a short run with their equip­ment before the kayak­ers start­ed their race with a fright­en­ing 6 meter cliff start. The Czech pad­dler Kamil Mruzek from Team Opa­vaNet made up more than a minute against the lead­ing white-water vice world cham­pi­on Manuel Filzwieser (Aus­tria). In his eleventh out­doortro­phy start, Mruzek was the fastest kayak­er for the sixth time already!

Impres­sive vic­to­ry by the favorites
The Ital­ian moun­tain bik­ing cham­pi­on Juri Rag­no­li from team „Lan­drover Hör­burg­er – Mar­ti­ni Sports­wear“ start­ed the last leg approx­i­mate­ly five min­utes ahead of the Czech cyclist Milan Kan­era. An advan­tage that he man­aged to extend with a great fin­ish: The team “Lan­drover Hör­burg­er – Mar­ti­ni Sports­wear” with Petro Mamu, Lorenz Peer, Manuel Filzwieser and Juri Rag­no­li tri­umphed in a great time of 3:45:48, six and a half min­utes ahead the Czech team Opa­vaNet and twelve min­utes ahead of the teams “Flugschule Blue Sky” and “Tech­ni­ka Brno Extreme Abue­lo”.

Spec­tac­u­lar out­doortro­phy solo
The Aus­tri­an defend­ing cham­pi­on Johannes Nis­ter start­ed as the favorite into the out­doortro­phy solo – the incred­i­bly tough cat­e­go­ry for extreme sports all-rounders. Nis­ter start­ed strong, but lost a lot of time in the thick fog on Niedere Moun­tain. The Czech X-Alps pilot Michal Krys­ta won the solo cat­e­go­ry in 5:26:04 – he was even faster than some teams. The team “Qloom” was the fastest lady team with 5:29:52, “KFZ-GEIGER” won the ama­teur cat­e­go­ry with strong 4:17:13.

Out­door par­ty
The icing on the cake of the extreme sport event was the par­ty: The band “Meis­ter­rock­er” trans­formed the HIGH 5 area at the Bre­gen­z­er­ach Riv­er into a unique par­ty scene.

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Pic­ture Gallery 2015

© Markus Gmein­er

Results 2015

  • Over­all result

  • Over­all result – Class­es

  • Moun­tain run­ning

  • Paraglid­ing

  • White­wa­ter kayak­ing

  • Moun­tain bike