Video of the month: ÖTILLÖ World Championship 2017 Pig Swim
Oct 23, 2017
On a day like this we have the right to question our choices in life. Consider living in harmony with nature. Work with it. Not against it.
Article first published in Swimrun Life Magazine Issue #4 (October 2017)
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Swimrun continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Not only has the sport crossed over to the endurance community but new brands, new athletes and new races (and on non-frozen continents!) are coming on board. Look for our new 5-7k Experience distance and the possibility to race Solo.
The 2017 ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship was one for the history books. Against all odds, including disorientating waves and relentless winds that toyed with racers throughout the day, a new sub-8 hours course record was set. Off the course, the buzz was all about the new ARK wetsuit prototype worn by two of the first-place teams.
Maria Rohman is one of the faces behind WILD Swimrun Camps for women. Next year, the WILD Foundation initiative will help teach teens about teamwork and leadership while giving confidence through the sport of swimrun.
For Andreas Ribbefjord, what started out as a bunch of spreadsheets quickly transitioned into a small application called Swimrun Watch.
Helena Karaskova Erbenova and Martin Flinta took first place at 1000 Lakes last weekend. Wearing the Golden Bib for the Mixed Division, it was the pair’s sixth consecutive ÖTILLÖ swimrun win – a streak that took them across the entire 2018 season and led them to the €33,000 pot of gold.
Some people break records, others shatter them. That’s exactly what Fredrik Axegård and Alex Flores did when they finished the 2018 ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship in a time of 7:39:25, 19 minutes faster than last year. As Team SportOffice heads to 1000 Lakes in Germany this weekend, they talk to SLM about race day and tactics.