This Race is Only 400 Meters Long, But it Still Might Kill You [Video]

Competitors sprint and crawl to the top of an Olympic ski jump in the most brutal 400 meter race ever

400 meters may not seem like a long way to go, but when you’re sprinting straight up hill it can feel like miles. The video shows competitors from all over the world gathering in Harrachov, Czech Republic to participate in this torture fest of a race.

The Red Bull 400, one of the steepest races in Europe, spans 400 meters in distance and nearly 200 meters in altitude, making the average gradient almost 50 percent. The race is an all-out sprint to the top of an Olympic ski jump and the only way it could be any harder is if the slope was covered in snow.


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