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The French Riviera presented itself at its best for this year’s ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Cannes. Very warm and sunny weather, the biggest field in ÖTILLÖ history with almost 800 participants from 38 nations and a challenging and varied course through and around the beautiful City of Cannes made for the perfect finale to the 2023 ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series season.

The weather conditions were calm and dry with air temperatures up to 30 degrees and a water temperature of around 22 degrees. The race course was very challenging: the athletes had to complete a total race distance of 41 km with 33 km of partly very technical trail running and 8 km of swimming. 129 teams and 44 solo racers completed 11 running sections and 11 swim sections in the World Series distance.

The reigning World Champions and serial ÖTILLÖ World Series winners Max Andersson and Hugo Tormento win the race in a time of 4:04:32. From the beginning, they were challenged hard by the duo of Matthieu Poullain and Alexandra Dumoulin and could only break away on the long uphill run two thirds into the race. It was their third win in a row together as a team in Cannes.

Hugo Tormento said after the race: “We had some really good competition at the beginning, those guys were so fast and it was really hard. We also broke two ropes in a row so it was a quite an adventure.”

“I love this venue because the weather is usually very, very good but it is also a very fast course, so it means pushing the pace all the way”, added Max Andersson.

Adriel Young and Amanda Nilsson showed another strong performance and win the mixed category in dominant fashion in a total time of 4:25:22.
Kristin Larsson (SWE) and Sabina Rapelli (SUI) started for the first time as a team and worked very well together to win the women’s category in 4:45:26.
Nicolas Rigaux (FRA) wins the World Series in the Solo Mens category by just one second in a sprint finish over Sascha Vetter from Germany.
Kristel Rugemalira from Estonia wins the Solo Women’s category in her first ever Swimrun race.


ÖTILLÖ Cannes World Series results:

1. Max Andersson (SWE) & Hugo Tormento (FRA) 4:04:32
2. Alexandre Dumoulin (FRA) & Matthieu Poullain (FRA) 4:11:40
3. Jerome Gueguen (FRA) and Arnaud de Lustrac (FRA) 4:13:52

1. Adriel Young (AUS) & Amanda Nilsson (SWE) – 4:25:22
2. Johan Skårbratt (SWE) & Hanna Skårbratt (SWE) – 4:38:31
3. David Paquet (FRA) & Aline Tavernier (FRA) – 4:41:13

1. Sabina Rapelli (SUI) & Kristin Larsson (SWE) – 4:56:26
2. Anouchka Dreux (FRA) & Emily Comyn (FRA) – 5:15:00
3. Susanne Ehnbage (SWE) & Emma Wanberg (SWE) – 5:31:06

Winner: Nicolas Rigaux (FRA) – 4:34:19

Winner: Kristel Rugemalira (EST) – 5:10:42

Another 400 athletes raced in the shorter distance ÖTILLÖ Sprint and ÖTILLÖ Experience races, completing a beautiful day of Swimrun at the Côte d’Azur.
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Swimrun is an endurance sports where you alternate trail-running and open-water swimming on a marked course.

is the leading brand and the origin of the sport.

ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship
(ÖTILLÖ meaning island to island in Swedish) is the original swimrun race, renowned as one of the toughest one-day races in the world.



ÖTILLÖ World Series Cannes is part of the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series and a qualifier to ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship in the Swedish archipelago.

The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series is in its eighth season with a minimum of four qualifier races for ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship

In 2023, there were four qualifying races to the World Championship:

  • ÖTILLÖ World Series Utö, Sweden, 17 June
  • ÖTILLÖ World Series Engadin, Switzerland, 8 July
  • ÖTILLÖ World Series Gothenburg, Sweden, 6 August
  • ÖTILLÖ World Series Cannes, France, 14 October (qualifier to ÖTILLÖ WC 2024)

At each World Series event an EXPERIENCE & SPRINT race is also organized.



  • 18th edition on September 2nd, 2024
  • 75 km over and between 24 islands in the Stockholm Archipelago. Renowned as one of the toughest one-day races in the world

More infos here

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