It was tough, but Florian Gruber clinched the 2018 Red Bull Ragnarok

Florian Gruber has taken out the 2018 Red Bull Ragnarok, Hardangervidda, Norway.

This year's event gathered more than 350 snow kiteboarders from 30 different countries. The challenge was cut by 25 kilometers because, last year, only eight athletes finished the 130-kilometer course.

This time, however, and due to the light winds, only three athletes managed to cross the finish line.

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99.62 km/h: Thierry Collado sets a new world speed land kiting record

Land kiting, also known as kite landboarding or land kiteboarding, is one of the most underrated disciplines in kiteboarding.

Nevertheless, and despite the fact that it is performed on terra firma, riders can reach high speeds. Surprisingly, or maybe not, land kiteboarders are nearly as fast as their fellow water performers.

Recently, Thierry Collado set a new world speed land kiting record. The rider living in Ventura, California, drove his equipment at 61.9 miles per hour (99.62 kilometers per hour, or 53.78 knots) at La Franqui, in France.

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World Kiteboarding League is no longer sanctioned by World Sailing

The Kiteboarding Riders United (KRU) and the Global Kitesports Association (GKA) released a joint statement clarifying the current situation in professional freestyle kiteboarding.

According to the note issued by both organizations the World Kiteboarding League is no longer the "official" freestyle tour.

The new Freestyle World Tour will be called World Kiteboarding Championships (WKC) from now on until any further notice issued by KRU, the official rights holders.

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