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...

Kickboxing world champ dives into swimrun

Sierra Verunica By Nancy Heslin “Growing up in Sweden, you have the possibility to train in any sport and anywhere,” says Fanny, who admits she’s a horse girl at heart. “At age 20, I discovered kickboxing, though I’ve always loved to run. Swimming, however, I’ve...

How one team uses swimrun to combat MS stereotypes

Patric Tengblad and Fredrik Piehl For the past five years, Patric Tengblad and his wife Åsa have been merrily swimrunning together. Patric was recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and for the 2019 season he’s pairing up newcomer Dr Fredrik Piehl. Together...

The accidental triathlete takes on swimrun

British triathlete and 12-time Ironman Champion Lucy Gossage talks to Swimrun Life Magazine about her debut swimrun at ÖTILLÖ Isles of Scilly on June 9th. SLM: How did your career as a pro triathlete begin and how much time do you dedicate to training? LG: True story,...

No Limit: 14 swimruns, 7 race weekends, 1 team

Laurent Valette with Simon Desvaux de Marigny by Jakob Edholm By Nancy Heslin For Laurent Valette, the ÖTÏLLO World Championship was his “Cool Runnings” moment. “Leading up to the race was like the movie about the Jamaican Olympic team, except instead of bobsled it...

Our 2019 challenge: bring a friend

By Michael Lemmel There are moments when we are truly overcome. For many years, we were just an obscure race that people whispered about in both awe and fear. This crazy thing called ÖTILLÖ that started in 2006. By 2012, a few similar events started popping up in...
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