ÖTILLÖ women take off

Pierre Mangez By Nancy Heslin It’s that time of year. The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship. For some racers, it’s a bucket-list experience just to be at the start of the punishing 75-kilometre course; for the elite, the 46 transitions over 24 islands will test their...

ÖTILLÖ World Championship 2019: The teams to beat

Jakob Edholm On September 2, 160 teams will swimrun 75 kilometres across 24 islands during the punishing dawn to dusk ÖTILLÖ World Championship.“ÖTILLÖ 2019 will be the tightest racing until date,” says Michael Lemmel. “All the top teams have had one more year to...

The Sprint Final 15: Swimrun’s Hall of Fame

Pierre Mangez By Nancy Heslin Hollywood has its Walk of Fame, Cleveland has its Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and ÖTILLÖ has its Sprint Final 15 – an open-air museum where you can follow in the footsteps of swimrun legends who’ve battled their way along this last 15...

Lido of the pack: urban swimrun adventure in London

By Nancy Heslin As the ÖTILLÖ World Championship draws closer, swimrun cofounders and race directors Mats Skott and Michael Lemmel must surely be scratching their heads wondering where the last 14 seasons have gone. And while the ÖTILLÖ calendar is exploding – a new...

California Dreamin’ on a swimrunner’s day

Breaking news out of the ÖTILLÖ camp as co-founders Michael Lemmel and Mats Skott announce the first-ever ÖTILLÖ swimrun race outside of Europe. ÖTILLÖ promises unique races in unique places and they’ll certainly deliver with the new ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Catalina Island on...

The Swimrun Chameleon

Annika Ericsson with Kristin Larsson. Photo: Jakob Edholm Annika Ericsson, 44, is a five-time ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Champion, winning the title more than any other racer in any other category. Since her first swimrun race in 2012, the mother of two also has a slew of...
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