Sonntag, 26. Mai 2013

Toma Coconea: Ten Years of Red Bull X-Alps


Toma Coconea: Ten years of Red Bull X-Alps. Trailer from Mihnea de Vries on Vimeo.
A film about paragliding star, Toma Coconea, overcoming the human limits and going beyond them, at the Red Bull X-Alps, the world's toughest adventure race.

The movie is set to be released in September 2013

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Filmed by Mihnea de Vries and Mihai Lazar

A film about paragliding star, Toma Coconea, overcoming the human limits and going beyond them, at the Red Bull X-Alps, the world's toughest adventure race.

The film will follow Toma's adventures trough all six editions of Red Bull X-Alps, from 2003 to 2013.

Toma is one of the best known figures in the sport to have emerged from the Red Bull X-Alps. In 2013, he will be just one of two athletes to be invited to all six editions of the 2 week race where athletes can only fly or hike from Salburg Austria to Monaco, Monte Carlo.

The Romanian won the hearts of millions of X-Alps fans in 2007 when his exploits on foot earned him the nickname “Running Man”.

In 2011 he did it again, with an astonishing performance of running 84 km without stopping to meet the finish time window, also while carrying his mandatory backpack of 12kg despite having a 2nd degree ankle sprain. He won 2nd place on the podium, after 2 weeks of epic flights and marathon style runs.

The film will include interviews with well known figures from the paragliding scene and talking about Toma and X-Alps. Chrigel Maurer, Hannes Arch, Jimmy Pacher, Pierre Bouloux, Thomas de Dordolot, Mike Kung and many more are just some of the people being interviewed. And of course, Toma will tell us his inside stories about this amazing adventure.

You can find more about the X-Alps race at: http://www.redbulxalps.com

Check Toma's Facebook page, join the thousands of friends and find out more about what is Toma doing right now at http://www.facebook.com/tomicoconea