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June 9th, 2024

ÖTILLÖ SWIMRUN UTÖ 2024

A PERFECT SEASON START ON UTÖ

A PERFECT SEASON START ON UTÖ

ÖTILLÖ WORLD SERIES UTÖ – JUNE 8th

400 Racers came out to the Island of Utö, the birthplace of Swimrun, in the Stockholm Archipelago to participate in three race distances: World Series, Sprint and Experience. Conditions were ideal for Swimrun with an air temperature of 20 degrees and water temperatures of 11 to 15 degrees.In the World Series distance, which is also a Qualifier event for the annual ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship, the athletes had to complete a course of 32.4km, split into 20 partly very technical running sections (27km) and 19 swims (5km) around the island of Utö.Reigning Mens’ World Champion Hugo Tormento from France had teamed up with Mixed World Champion Adriel Young from Australia. In a very competitive field in the Mens Category they managed to take an early lead and win the race in a total time of 3:21:24, six minutes ahead of Matthieu Poullin and Tom Ralite from France. They were just 5 seconds ahead of the third placed team of Thomas Deffains and Davis Pesquet, also from France.

Statement Hugo Tormento: “It was a very good day. It was fun to race with Adriel, he is so strong and so easy to get along with. Our last race was Malta in 2021, we did not race together since. But it was also an interesting challenge for us because neither of our training was particularly focused on Swimrun in the last few weeks. The competition was strong from the beginning but luckily, we could break away early in the race. The conditions were great. The water was cold but not too cold and with the sun and no wind it was a really nice race.”

In the Mixed Category, the Finnish team of Heidi Hyvärinen and Aki Hurula won with a lead of just two minutes over multiple World Champions Kristin Larsson and Daniel Hansson, both from Sweden.In the Women’s Category, serial ÖTILLÖ World Series winners and World Champions Desirée Andersson and Fanny Kuhn, who returned from a baby break, took the win in a time of 4:21:21.
The next race of the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series 2024 will he held in Engadin on June 29th.
RACE RESULTS

ÖTILLÖ Utö World Series results:

MEN
1. Hugo Tormento (FRA) & Adriel Young (AUS) / Team ARK SWIMRUN – 3:21:242. Matthieu Poullain (FRA) & Tom Ralite (FRA) / Team Ben & Jacq by ARK – 3:27:283. Thomas Deffains (FRA) & David Pesquet (FRA) / Team Punchers Nu Swimrun Dada & Toto – 3:27:33

MIXED
1. Heidi Hyvärinen (FIN) & Aki Hurula (FIN) / Team SawoVendace – 3:57:262. Kristin Larsson (SWE) & Daniel Hansson (SWE) / Team ARK – 3:59:213. Linn Bengtsson (SWE) & Daniel Adams-Ray (SWE) / Team YO Running Club 4:16:07

WOMEN
1. Desirée Andersson (SWE) & Fanny Kuhn (USA) / Team Desirée and Fanny – 4:21:212. Josefine Jangvert (SWE) & Lena Sjökvist (SWE) / Team SjöLeJon – 4:39:193. Iwona Basara (POL) & Monika Pieniążkiewicz (POL) / PolTeam – 5:00:43

SOLO MEN
1. Alexander Berggren (SWE) – 3:33:46
2. Simon Björnholm (SWE) – 3:36:43
3. Hauk Are Fjeld (NOR) – 3:41:50

SOLO WOMEN
Winner: Eugénie Plane (FRA) – 3:03:41

Find the official race results here.

PHOTOS FOR FREE MEDIA USE
Official images (please credit photographer/ ÖTILLÖ)Flickr Album: Ötillö Utö 2024

ABOUT ÖTILLÖ AND SWIMRUN

Swimrun is an endurance sports where you alternate trail-running and open-water swimming on a marked course.

ÖTILLÖ
 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 SWIMRUN WORLD SERIES

ÖTILLÖ World Series Utö 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 2024, there are four qualifying races to the World Championship:
– ÖTILLÖ® World Series Utö, Sweden, 08 June
– ÖTILLÖ® World Series Engadin, Switzerland, 29 June
– ÖTILLÖ® World Series Whistler, Canada, 07 July
– ÖTILLÖ® World Series Gothenburg, Sweden, 03 August
– ÖTILLÖ® World Series Casco Bay, USA, 11 August
– ÖTILLÖ® World Series Mackinac, USA, 25 August
– ÖTILLÖ® World Series Orcas Island, USA, 15 September (qualifier to ÖTILLÖ WC 2025)
– ÖTILLÖ® World Series Cannes, France, 14 October (qualifier to ÖTILLÖ WC 2025)
– ÖTILLÖ® World Series Austin, USA, 03 Novmeber (qualifier to ÖTILLÖ WC 2025)
At each World Series event an EXPERIENCE & SPRINT race is also organized.
ÖTILLÖ, THE SWIMRUN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
18th edition on September 2nd, 2024160 teams from all over the world70 km over and between 24 islands in the Stockholm Archipelago. Renowned as one of the toughest one-day races in the world
https://otilloswimrun.com/race/otillo-swimrun-world-championship/