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Between a rock and a wet place – A word from the Editor

“You guys are crazy.” First thought that popped into my head when friends Jasmina Glad-Schreven and Thomas Schreven Skyped to tell me about this team sport “swimrun”, where you run in your wetsuit and swim in your running shoes while crossing the Stockholm…

Race Directors’ Moment

2017 is in full swing and the race season is fast approaching after a five-month break. This swimrun season starts full on with a new ÖTILLÖ weekend, ÖTILLÖ Hvar on April 1st and 2nd. We’re very much looking forward to showing you this magnificent location in Croatia...

The real story behind swimrun

There are countless versions of how swimrun came about, depending on which website or article you read, or even who you talk to. To set the record straight, here is the definitive swimrun story. In 2002, brothers Mats Andersson and Jesper Andersson got together with...

Mats Andersson – A real ÖTILLÖ Character

An interview with Mats Andersson. One of the Orginal Four who came up with the idea to swimrun from Utö to Sandhamn in 2002, even though he had never run before and was not a strong swimmer.

Blog of the month: Swimrun Race Report – ÖTILLÖ Swimrun 1000 Lakes

I will be racing ÖTILLÖ 1000 Lakes with my all time partner in crime, JP. Our team training can easily be summed-up: we ran 10K together 12 months ago. Beside that, we exchanged messages and phones calls, but trained by ourselves in Paris and Hong Kong respectively. We have a quick check-in at the hotel and off we go to grab our race kits and attend the race briefing…

Meet a World Champion: Annika Ericsson

Annika is a humble force and true inspiration. She started her swimrun career in 2012 with Ångaloppet and then ÖTILLÖ the same year. Since then, she has competed in 28 swimrun races around Europe. Below, she talks to Josefine Ås about training, work and family.

ÖTILLÖ Merit Race #3 – Ångaloppet

Ångaloppet is probably the biggest swimrun race in the world today in terms of numbers, with more than 800 teams over the weekend. The course is beautiful and fun with lots of short swims and short runs. You really need to work on your transitions. As it’s in the...

ÖTILLÖ Discussion forum

Jakob Edholm Since we started ÖTILLÖ and swimrun in 2006 racers, friends, family and others interested in what we are doing have been looking for a plattform where they and we can communicate. As the sport continues to grow many people want to race, to find races and...

ÖTILLÖ Merit Race #1 – Loch Gu Loch

In 2016, swimrun came to Scotland in style. The team behind the famous CELTMAN! Extreme Scottish Triathlon identified through their athletes and connections a common theme between the two sports and noticed that many Celtman athletes were also competing in ÖTILLÖ....

Photo Pick – Jakob Edholm shares his favourite shot

Good photos are usually the result of proper preparation and planning. Yet the best shots are often a combination of chance circumstance and lucky coincidence, like this classic shot from Engadin 2015. Photographer Jakob Edholm shares his thoughts.

On location: the ins-and out of ÖTILLÖ Hvar

The island of Hvar is the gem of Croatia’s 1,800 kilometres pristine coastline; many call it the St Tropez of the Adriatic. We were lucky to find this destination and owe it all to Ivan Verunica, CEO of INCroatia.

ÖTILLÖ beer: Because you earned it

We are proud of our official ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Beer brewed and produced by Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri. Read the story about them and their swimrun plans for 2017.

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