Interview: Annika Ericsson – A true champ!


A strong competitor with loads of podiumpositions is this ironlady some extra special. Started her carrier with hours and weeks in the pool at young years, has now developed to be something outstanding. Here is Annika Ericsson!

Tell me about you´re background as a swimrunner?

I did my first swimrun race in 2012, which was Ångaloppet. That was followed by ÖtillÖ the same year. The goal with ÖtillÖ was only to try and manage to finish and I had never done such a long race before so I was quite nervous. The race together with Fredrik Selmered was just absolutely amazing and we had such a good time that we continued another season 2013 and surprisingly won ÖtillÖ that year.

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Isle of Scilly 2016 – Race Report

We interviewed Anders and Johanna Wallensten from Team Ultraswimrun on their experience of the inaugural Isle of Scilly race.

W: Hi Anders and Johanna. You came in fourth in mixed, Congratulations!

A&J: Thanks!

Finishing 4th in mix, 40 seconds behind 3rd team. Credit ÖtillÖ.
Finishing 4th in mix, 40 seconds behind 3rd! team. Credit ÖtillÖ.

W: We do short race reports go beyond the stats and give people a feeling for different races to help swim-runners pick races best suited for them. So to kick-off on this theme, how was the race? Can you describe it?

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