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Camino Skies
Fergus Grady, Noel Smyth, 2019 c6.9

The story of six people who set out on the 800-kilometer Way of St. James in search of life's answers. The very arduous, but also mostly exhilarating journey offers each of them the chance to test the limits of their physical capabilities and come to terms with personal losses.

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Pascal Plisson, France 2013, 77' c7.4
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Hans Haldimann, Switzerland 2020, 95'
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Milo Rau, Germany 2020, 107' c6.5
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Christian Labhart, Switzerland 2015, 82' c7.1
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Bryan Fogel, USA 2020, 118' c7.9
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Mirjam von Arx, Switzerland 2021, 93'
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Matt Wolf, USA 2020, 115' c6.4
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Raymond Depardon, France 2017, 90' c7.1
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Daniel Schmid, Switzerland 1985, 87' c8.0
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Nicolas Steiner, Switzerland 2011, 72' c7.8
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Pascal Hofmann, Switzerland 2021, 78' c5.9
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Thomas Imbach, Switzerland 2011, 111' c7.0
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Peter Guyer, Switzerland 2019, 89' c6.4
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Rolando Colla, Switzerland 2020, 111'
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Johanna Faust, Switzerland 2019, 91'
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Aldo Gugolz, Switzerland 2020, 82' c7.3
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Virpi Suutari, Finland 2020, 103' c7.0
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François Kohler, Switzerland 2018, 80' c5.2
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Yemi Bamiro, UK 2020, 83' c6.5
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Ruedi Gerber, Switzerland 2009, 82' c7.3
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Arantxa Aguirre, Spain 2016, 80' c7.8
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Stephen Schible, Japan 2017, 102' c7.6
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James Erskine, USA 2019, 96' c6.8
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Malik Bendjelloul, Sweden 2012, 86' c8.2
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Giancarlo Moos, Switzerland 2018, 81'
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Kaleo La Belle, Switzerland 2017, 119' c7.1
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Nathan Grossman, Sweden 2020, 97' c7.8
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Richard Dindo, Switzerland 1982, 90' c8.2
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Tula Roy, Switzerland 1993, 176'
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Villi Hermann, Switzerland 2011, 89'
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Eliza Kubarska, Germany 2020, 94' c7.1
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Amy Berg, USA 2015, 103' c7.4
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Ryan White, USA 2019, 100' c7.7
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Asif Kapadia, UK 2019, 130' c7.7
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Mischa Hedinger, Switzerland 2019, 84' c6.3
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Iwan Schumacher, Switzerland 2017, 89' c6.0
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Stéphane Goël, Switzerland 2020, 90' c7.1
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Christof Schäfer, Switzerland 2019, 83' c9.3
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Villi Hermann, Switzerland 1974, 68'
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Juan Diego Solanas, Argentina 2019, 82' c6.4
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Thomas Krempke, Switzerland 1981, 100' c6.0
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Peter Liechti, Switzerland 2003, 90' c7.4
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Stefan Schwietert, Switzerland 2004, 87' c7.3
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Raoul Peck, USA 2017, 93' c7.9
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Stefan Schwietert, Switzerland 2012, 92' c8.1
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Edgar Hagen, Switzerland 2020, 97'
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Noël Dernesch, Germany 2019, 98' c6.8
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Anne-Frédérique Widmann, Switzerland 2018, 90' c7.5
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Viktor Kossakovsky, Germany 2019, 90' c6.6
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Peter Mettler, Canada 1993, 82' c7.2
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Peter Mettler, Canada 2012, 109' c6.1
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Stéphane Riethauser, Switzerland 2019, 94' c7.4
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Fanny Bräuning, Switzerland 2008, 90' c7.9
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Béatrice Bakhti, Switzerland 2010, 104' c8.0
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Béatrice Bakhti, Switzerland 2010, 98' c8.3
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Béatrice Bakhti, Switzerland 2010, 98' c8.2
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Béatrice Bakhti, Switzerland 2010, 98' c7.8
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Jean-Stéphane Bron, Switzerland 1997, 64' c7.7
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Richard Dindo, Switzerland 1976, 99' c7.7
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Peter Mettler, Switzerland 2002, 180' c7.1
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June Kovach, Switzerland 1974, 68'
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Luke Lorentzen, Mexico 2019, 90' c7.4
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Iwan P. Schumacher, Switzerland 2007, 75' c7.6
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Stefan Schwietert, Germany 2015, 86' c6.8
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Christoph Schaub, Switzerland 2018, 85' c6.9
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Verena Endtner, Switzerland 2019, 88'
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Laetitia Carton, France 2018, 95' c7.2
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Kyoko Miyake, Germany 2013, 73' c6.9
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Nicolas Steiner, Switzerland 2015, 118' c6.6
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Martin Witz, Switzerland 2011, 89' c7.1
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David Sieveking, Germany 2013, 88' c7.5
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Jon Nguyen, USA 2016, 88' c7.2
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Sabine Gisiger, Switzerland 2014, 90' c6.7
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Jean-Stéphane Bron, Switzerland 2017, 110' c7.0
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Simon Baumann, Switzerland 2013, 90' c7.7
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Niccolò Castelli, Switzerland 2018, 95'
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Iain Forsyth, UK 2014, 97' c7.5
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Ruedi Gerber, Switzerland 2016, 62'
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Steven Cantor 2016, 85' c7.9
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Guillaume Maidatchevsky, France 2017, 86' c6.8
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Eric Bergkraut, Switzerland 2013, 89' c6.3
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Daniel Schweizer, Switzerland 2016, 78' c6.1
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Thomas Isler, Switzerland 2014, 84' c5.7
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Jacqueline Zünd, Switzerland 2016, 80' c7.3
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Luc Schaedler, Switzerland 2014, 80' c8.1
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Erik Pauser, Sweden 2017, 78' c6.9
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Eugene Jarecki, USA 2017, 107' c6.7
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Fredrik Gertten, Sweden 2019, 92' c7.2
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Samir, Switzerland 1993, 91' c6.7
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Jean-Stéphane Bron, Switzerland 2003, 90' c7.3
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Martin Witz, Switzerland 2019, 88' c7.9
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Luc Schaedler, Switzerland 2018, 73'
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Michael Palm, Austria 2016, 126' c7.5
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Tizian Büchi, Switzerland 2016, 27'
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Luc Schaedler, Switzerland 2005, 97' c6.8
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Marcus Lindeen, Denmark 2018, 97' c6.7
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Thomas Imbach, Switzerland 1997, 116' c6.7
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Stefan Schwietert, Switzerland 2007, 91' c7.3
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Thomas Imbach, Switzerland 1994, 75' c7.1
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Thomas Imbach, Switzerland 2011, 111' c7.0
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Alexander J. Seiler, Switzerland 1964, 75' c7.5
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Hans-Ulrich Schlumpf, Switzerland 1978, 103'
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Stéphanie Chuat, Switzerland 2018, 81' c7.4
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Annina Furrer, Switzerland 2015, 94'
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Ursula Meier, Switzerland 2002, 72'
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Pierre-Alain Meier, Switzerland 2017, 87' c5.5
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Fernand Melgar, Switzerland 2018, 97' c7.1
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Peter Guyer, Switzerland 2009, 90' c7.0
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Jon Betz, USA 2017, 94' c7.7
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Emma Davie, UK 2018, 78' c6.2
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Jacques Perrin, France 2009, 104' c7.8
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Samuel Chalard, Brazil 2017, 93' c7.7
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Peter Liechti, Switzerland 1987, 19'
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Peter Liechti, Switzerland 2006, 72' c6.0
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Peter Liechti, Switzerland 2004, 92' c6.5
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Peter Liechti, Switzerland 1989, 45' c7.6
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Christian Frei, Switzerland 2001, 96' c8.0
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Villi Hermann, Switzerland 1977, 90' c6.9
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Christoph Schaub, Switzerland 2008, 88' c6.1
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Peter Liechti, Switzerland 2013, 93' c7.2
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Peter Liechti, Switzerland 2008, 87' c7.1
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Peter Liechti, Switzerland 1995, 84' c7.6
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Matt Schrader, USA 2016, 93' c7.5
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Barbara Miller, Germany 2018, 97' c7.6
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Sophie Huber, Switzerland 2018, 85' c7.1
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Marcel Gisler, Switzerland 2014, 113' c6.9
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Ian Bonhôte, UK 2018, 111' c7.8
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Clara Kuperberg, France 2015, 53'
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Agnès Varda, France 2017, 89' c7.9
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Jean-Stéphane Bron, Switzerland 2010, 98' c6.9
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Clara Kuperberg, France 2014, 53' c6.4
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Anja Kofmel, Switzerland 2018, 90' c7.0
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Markus Imhoof, Germany 2018, 90' c6.9
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Christian Frei, Switzerland 2018, 113' c7.1
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Peter Liechti, Switzerland 1986, 33' c8.3
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Thomas Haemmerli, Switzerland 2017, 98' c6.8
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Erich Langjahr, Switzerland 1978, 96'
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Mélanie Laurent, France 2015, 118' c8.0
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Candida Brady, UK 2012, 98' c7.6
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Robert Müller, Switzerland 2017, 93' c7.4
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Frederick Wiseman, USA 2017, 197' c7.4
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Martina Kudlácek, Austria 2001, 101' c7.3
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Samir, Switzerland 2015, 162' c7.4
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Sabine Gisiger, Switzerland 2005, 107' c8.0
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David Sieveking, Germany 2010, 96' c6.9
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Alessandro Rossetto, Italy 2006, 81' c5.9
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Bernard Weber, Switzerland 2018, 82' c8.1
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Sabine Gisiger, Switzerland 2000, 97' c7.8
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Werner Schweizer, Switzerland 2013, 112' c6.5
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Cristina Karrer, Switzerland 2008, 90' c6.1
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Werner Schweizer, Switzerland 1996, 106' c7.7
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Wim Wenders, France 2014, 100' c8.5
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Luc Jacquet, France 2013, 78' c6.7
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Markus Imhoof, Switzerland 2012, 90' c7.6
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Joakim Demmer, Switzerland 2003, 60' c7.8
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Daniel Schweizer, Switzerland 2003, 90' c7.2
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Ulrich Seidl, Switzerland 1997, 60' c7.1
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Andrea Štaka, Switzerland 2000, 60' c5.3
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Daniel Schweizer, Switzerland 2005, 90' c6.7
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Constantin Wulff, Switzerland 2014, 52' c6.2

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