400m in 5 mins - how is that a race winning time?

No this isn't the Zimmer frame Olympics rather a seriously gruelling race from the base of a ski jump to the top of the in-ramp - the 'Red Bull 400'.

Clearly the brain-child of someone looking to put their mammoth structure to some good use over the summer months, the race consists of a mass start, a bit of an amble to the ski jump lower slope and then a brutally steep and route back up the grass to the ski jump and on up that to the top station. Men and women are quite literally on their knees and they defy altitude and some seriously steep inclines to get to the finish line. Red Bull have caught onto this alpine masochism and sponsor the event, this really is extreme 400m running. Take a look at the video from the event:

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