What scares me most is the Pyrenean Mountain Dog

Tim Alongi


Tim Alongi


  • Nationality
  • Birthday
    December 13, 1991
  • Occupation
  • Residence
    Talloires-Montmin (France)
  • Experience
  • Wing
    SKYWALK X-Alps 5
  • Harness
    NEO Stay Up Pro Model 2
  • Helmet

Meryl Delferriere


  • Nationality
  • Residence
    Talloires (France)

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What is your greatest sporting success?
Freestyle Vice-World Champion, Gold medalist at the World Air Games and 4 times French champion.

When and why did you start paragliding?
I started flying solo at 9 years old because I grew up in the sport.

What is your mountaineering experience?
I practice many sports in the mountains such as trail running, climbing, ski touring, free ride skiing, base jumping etc.

What does your typical training week consist of?
Right now, two days specific flat running, one day of low intensity trail running, two times working out, 3 times nordic skiing, 2 times bouldering and a bit of ski touring. Working on my other projects during the rest time.

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
Best sporting memory was during the filming of “Something Between” movie. I prefer to focus on the positive vibes.

Why did you choose the X-Pyr?
Because it is one of the most technical races and a good training for the Red Bull X-Alps 2023.

Have you participated in the X-Pyr before? How was it?
Not yet.

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before? What do you think about them?
I have been flying there a little bit but I don’t have XC flying experience in the Pyrenees. I will go there soon to train.

What will your strategy be during the race?
My strategy it’s to try to follow the best pilots.

What excites you most about the X-Pyr?
To cross the Pyrennees only by foot and paraglider.

What scares you the most about the event?
The Pyrenean Mountain Dog.

Why will he/she make a good assistant?
Because it’s a story of friendship first.

Anything else you like to comment?
I would like to thank everyone that supports me – family, friends, coach and sponsors. Thanks also to the X-Pyr organisation for making this event happen during these rough times, it’s really is helping our sport to grow.
See you soon!


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