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Two massive records for X-Pyr athletes Pinot and Iñiguez

Published on
03 May 2024

On the 23rd of April Maxime Pinot and five friends, including fellow top-ten finisher in the 2022 X-Pyr Tim Alongi, set the new French distance record. Flying as a team, they took off north of Paris and flew nearly the length of the country, landing together 457km later.

On the 2nd of May, Mattin Iñiguez a rookie in the 2024 X-Pyr set the new Spanish hike & fly record. After climbing up Larraintza in his home area of the Basque Country, he took off at 11 am and headed to higher ground closer to the main Pyrenees peaks. Continuing on the southern, Spanish, side, he flew east, passing many of the iconic X-Pyr areas and former turn-points. After 9 hours in the air and a distance of 300.84 km, he reached Catalunya and landed at the famous acro mecca of Organyà.

What a way to do your training for the X-Pyr 2024!

We congratulate both pilots for their amazing efforts and can’t wait to see what they can achieve during the race in June.

You can see their tracklogs of Maxime and Mattin here.

Without them, the X-Pyr wouldn't exist.

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