Jakub Beňo


"The X-Pyr chose me..."

Pilot: Jakub Beňo
Nationality: Slovakia
Birth Date: 02.05.1986
City: Banska Bystrica (Slovakia)
Job: Waiter, forklift driver
Web: My Mom & good fellas (my friends)
Sponsors: SP1, SP2
Assistant: Maroš Kurek
Nationality: Slovakian
Birth Date: 09.13.1985


What is your greatest sporting success?
I still not reach it yet.

When and why did you start paragliding?
I´m guessing it was 2008? Why not to try...

What is your mountaineering experience?
Spending as much I can in Indien Himalayas.
Visit Karakoram, Tian-Shan, Pamir, Pyrenees, Alp and little Tatras.

What does your typical training week consist of?
Good foot, sleep and sex.

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
I will say somehow is always difficult to stand at the start line and the best for sure is to have finish line in front of your eyes.

Why did you choose X-Pyr?
I chose it? it CHOSE ME...

Have you participated on X-Pyr before?
Yes, two times as athlete and one as supporter. Challenging, Breathtaking experience which I´m ready to repeat.

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before?
I LIKE IT, reason why I´m coming back.

What will your strategy be during the race?
Vamos a la playa before the clock stops ticking.

What excites you most about X-Pyr?
Opportunity to learn from best.

What scares you the most about the event?

Why will he/she make a good assistant?
Soul mate... If he not then nobody.

Anything else you like to comment?
Thanks to get chance be part of.