The Red Bull X-Alps 2019 has been called “the world’s toughest adventure race,” and for good reason. This year’s route covers 1,138 km … through the Alps.
Contestants start with a sprint from the Salzburg city center and will spend the next week or more hiking, mountaineering, and paragliding through Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France, and Monaco.
This is the ninth edition of the race, and just as in 2015, fans can follow the race live with an app built on CesiumJS. Given the rugged terrain and paragliding flights that make up this race, 3D visualization is critical to understanding the competition. With the CesiumJS app, fans can follow the race online, including seeing athletes’ current GPS position and detailed statistics about their speed and altitude.
The race begins June 16. Follow this elite competition live beginning with the prologue race on June 13: