Saturday, November 28

Red Bull

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Olympic gold medalist snowboards down the ‘Rocky’ steps

Olympic Gold medalist and snowboarder Sebastien Toutant went from slaying the slopes to channeling his inner Rocky Balboa in January 2019. Toutant partnered with Red Bull to tackle Philadelphia’s “Rocky” steps, AKA the Philadelphia Musem of Art’s 72 stairs. “I’ve known about ‘Rocky,’ Philadelphia and the steps, but I had actually never been to the stairs before,” Toutant told Teton Gravity. “Red Bull came up with the idea and picked me to be the rider.”Now naturally, a seasoned snowboarder like Toutant isn’t just going to run up the staircase. No, Toutant managed to pull off a 50-50 slide (a type of grind where the board is parallel to the surface it’s on) down the Philadelphia fixture. While there isn’t usually railing on the steps, kinked rails and ramps were i...
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Red Bull releases highlight reel of freestyling women soccer players and it’s epic

The Red Bull Street Style World Final is back and it’s more inclusive than ever. You can probably thank the current outbreak for democratizing Red Bull’s selection process. The entire competition will be held online this year. For the first time in its history, anyone can enter the freestyle football competition — or, as it’s known in North America, freestyle soccer competition — from anywhere in the world. All participants have to do is upload a video showcasing their best soccer tricks.  “This online season of Red Bull Street Style could not have come at a better time and it’s unique. There has never been a freestyle competition on this scale that’s online and open to everyone,” Steve Elias, president of the World Freestyle Football Association (WFFA) said in a...
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Biker shares epic GoPro footage of him winning the world’s longest downhill race

Riding a bike down lots of stairs is not just scary, it’s a sport!The longest downhill race in the world is Red Bull’s Monserrate Cerro Abajo in Bogotá. Czech pro mountain biker Tomas Slavik was crowned the competition’s champion. In the race, 40 riders from 11 countries sped down the 1,605-step path. Guinness World Records dubbed the 1.5-mile race the longest of its kind. Red Bull captured GoPro footage from Slavik’s point of view and it’s intense.The video shows Slavik speeding down the cobbled path and zooming past workers and photographers standing on the sidelines. The twisty, winding race includes several jump ramps that really upped the intensity. Slavik completed the course in 4 minutes and 42 seconds to snag the ultimate prize.  “All the gu...