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The middle distance for this Swimrun in South of France - near the Spanish border - sold out in 20 mins!! We tried to enter and are on the waiting list.
The short distance sold out in 25 mins. Other distances are still available but selling fast!
The third ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series weekend of the year. On the beautiful Isles of Scilly, off the coast of Cornwall. We call it "Paradise lost". Do not miss this unique place.
Friday afternoon #cleantheocean activity
Saturday - Sprint & Experience - Team and solo
Sunday - World Series - teams onlyInformation about the weekend is found here:
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The new Otillo record holders Fredrik Axegard and Alex Flores are racing again at OTILLO 1000 Lakes after an impressive win just 3 weeks ago.
To read the story of how they prepared for their race and a bit about their background in sport click here
Due to historically calm conditions, records were set at the Breca Jersey Swimrun! 144 swimmers raced around 54k of Jersey coastline.
Course records were set and 16 teams went faster than their previous best.
To read more about the third edition Jersey Swimrun and the records smashed click here
Turkey announces its first international SwimRun race!
The race is to take place on November 10-11 and will consist of sprint and long distances categories. You can visit the site below for more detailed information.
Save the date: 11/08/2019 ANDORRA SWIMRUN
Only 200 bibs will be available!
Tomorrow, the race will open the 2019 registration... book your bib and don't miss the Pyrenees Swimrun!
ÖTILLÖ have announced the following race dates for 2019 - further details and links to register will be on our Swimrun calendar Europe soon! We have been informed registration will open soon.
ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series have made the following announcement in their aim to make the Swimrun sport grow:
"Dinosaurs go extinct, Swimrunners adapt!
In our sport and in our lives we need to learn how to adapt and how to expand our minds.
After 13 years of living with Swimrun almost everyday we too also have to adapt and see the world with new eyes.
During the ÖTILLÖ 1000 Lakes weekend we will try something new that has grown out of our own practice of the sport. Some days we train together and a lot of the time we train alone.
For the sport to grow and for us to bring new people into the sport we have decided to not only introduce a shorter race called ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Experience but we will also introduce an ÖTILLÖ version of solo entry in both the Sprint and the new Experience format.
These solo entries will have their own start and they will also bring their “team member” - an inflatable buoy for all swims- that we supply. The Solo events will be separate from the team events, they will not be together.
In this way, we believe we can introduce Swimrun and our community to a new group of people, that then will find a partner to continue their lives as full-fledged swimrunners.
As Anders Malm, Original 4 and one of the origins of the sport says “in the beginning we trained together and sometimes alone. It was as it was, but we always preferred to do it together”.
This being said we assure you - it is only for the shorter races and the only access to the World Series races and the World Championship is in a pair!
Let’s convert some new people to the art of racing as a pair!
See you out there.
Michael & Mats"
Personally we enjoy competing as a team but it is good they are trying to widen the appeal of Swimrun. Maybe the next step should be age-group categories so that older competitors (like us!) can get a little recognition of their achievements!
The World of Swimrun are now sharing the first ever book on Swimrun and it's FREE!
The book was written to help both beginners and experienced Swimrunners further explore what the sport of Swimrun is all about. You can download it HERE.