A lifetime passion: Irenes 3rd Ironman Hawaii

X-BIONIC® fan Irene Gambaro from Zurich is one of the most successful Swiss female triathlon athletes. This year she became the vice world champion of the Half Ironman and took part for the third time in the legendary Hawaii Ironman, the long-distance World Championship for professionals and age groups. Irene had her sights set on a top ten finish in this year’s World Championship. In spite of some difficulties, she ultimately landed a sensational eighth place in her age group – once again a top result this year! Shortly after her finish on Big Island, she gave us an interview and told us what it was like for her crossing the finish line. In her personal race report from Hawaii, she further details the difficulties she had to overcome during this year’s tournament. You can see her impressive report from Kona after the interview in the info box. Enjoy the ...

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Fitness training with X-BIONIC®

Last Saturday we organized our first fitness X-PerienceDay in collaboration with Swiss fitness coach Daniele Pauli. He is a powerlifter, fitness expert and manages a lot of VIP’s. About 25 guests joined our exclusive event and came from Germany and Switzerland to improve their own fitness. Before we started the training session, the X-PerienceDay began with a short meet and greet and a little breakfast in our office. After that, our participants got some interesting and exclusive insights to our development department and learned a lot about X-BIONIC®’s latest technologies and products. In the other workshop that we prepared, fitness expert and personal trainer Daniele Pauli talked about useful ways of training and healthy nutrition for different kinds of sportsmen. The participants also received a printed booklet with all the information and tips Daniele gave them during the seminar. When the workshops were done, we handed over the test sets: ...

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Red Bull X-Alps 2015: Chrigel Maurer wins again

The worldwide best paraglider and X-BIONIC® athlete has won the Red Bull X-Alps, the hardest Adventure Race in the world, for the fourth time in a row. Chrigel means eagle in the dialect of the Bernese Oberland, and Christian Maurer has had this nickname since his youth. The triple World and European Champion and fivefold Swiss Champion managed to win the Red Bull X-Alps race again this year. In only 8 days, 4 hours and 37 minutes, with a lead of 110 kilometres over the runner-up, he covered the adventurous route between Salzburg and Monaco without any breaks. (Note by the Editor: This international competition was first held in 2003 and has been won by Swiss people only.) 5 questions to Chrigel When did you discover your passion for paragliding for the first time? My father started with paragliding when I was 4 years old and it has fascinated me ...

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RAI Champion 2015: Bernhard Steinberger

At the start of September, X-BIONIC athlete Bernhard Steinberger crowned his career with the European championship title in ultracycling: he won one of the most difficult solo marathon races in the world, the Race Around Ireland (RAI). The Upper Palatinate native needed fewer than 100 hours for the 2150-kilometre race, making it a new German record at the same time. The RAI is among the hardest races in the ultracycling scene and, this year, was held for the seventh time. Participants cycle around the island non-stop – even breaks are counted against their overall time. So the top riders try to stop as little as possible, reducing sleep to a minimum. Bernhard only slept for 93 minutes in this year’s competition, bringing him to an early victory. The ultracycling specialist tells us his experience of the race in the interview below – have fun reading it! How did you feel ...

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Let the sun shine: X-BIONIC® X-PerienceDay!

Last Saturday we organised another exclusive X-PerienceDay at our headquarter here in Wollerau. The sun was shining and the weather remained perfect during the whole event. Some of our fans traveled very long distances to participate, for example from Hamburg or Frankfurt/M. in Germany. After a short meet and greet in the morning, we introduced the company and our team provided insights into our product development department. During the running and cycling part, our guests tested X-BIONIC® for Automobili Lamborghini Bike wear and THE TRICK® run and bike wear. The running team explored the closer area next to our office location. The landscape around our company is quite hilly but very cool for such a running event. The cycling team covered about 55 kilometers over a few mountains and had a lot of fun. Our video team filmed during the whole ride and used a drone for some cool footage. ...

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