Sunday, July 19, 2009

Toma Coconea preparing for X-Alps 2009

Toma Coconea, The Running Man, preparing for 2009 edition of Red Bull X-Alps paragliding competition. For the last 10 months Coconea has concentrated on training for this race. He has flown around twenty XC flights over 100 km long and several more over 60 km. He has flown 2-3 flights of 60-80 km distance every week and hicked mountains to the take-off places in the same day. During this spring he has flown in major international competition: Bassano, Czech Open, Pre-Europeans, Pwc Annecy.

At previuos edition (2007), Coconea flew 330 km and run and walked over 1000 km. In a 30 hour jogging he ran 118 km !