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Inaugural wingsuit slalom race takes to the skies

Inaugural wingsuit slalom race takes to the skies
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Starting some 7000 ft above the central Californian town of Oakdale the Red Bull Wingsuit 4 Cross Race took to the skies for the first time.

The inaugural event saw 52 of the world’s best wingsuit competitors fly at speeds of up to 217 kilometres an hour through a slalom course of multiple stationary gates (held up by helicopters) at different altitudes.

Andy Farrington of the US won the very first high-speed high-altitude race beating compatriot Noah Bahnson while Julian Boulle of South Africa rounded off the podium.

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