The WoS ÖtillÖ Special – Your Complete Guide To The WC Race

It’s time! – The world championships of swimrun racing.

74.7 km racing on one of the toughest 1-day courses there is.

ÖtillÖ – The original!

We have all the info you need for the race, just scroll down and enjoy!

Swimrun was born in 2002 when 4 friends challenged each other to see who could get themselves first from Utö to Sandhamn island by only running and swimming. A couple of years later Erika Rosenbaum dubbed the sport swimrun, and it is defined as follows:

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Interview: Annika Ericsson – A true champ!

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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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Racereport: Ö till Ö 2016 Team Sportextreme part 1.

Right after Rockman swimrun and my SAUC-days in august, I was in a good shape. I was dreaming of  racing in my fifth World Championship, after two years working on the race as a journalist in 2010 and 2011, and competing four years in row.

I could not believe my eyes then I was sitting on the boat out to Runmarö when I got a message that a team I know needed me. One guy suffered from borelia in early august. I was excited, thrilled and wanted to train as much as I could. Anyway, after weeks of talking and a training sessions, me and Jim were ready for the race. I had a little bit of to catch up to do in my running since I had been working a lot this summer, but the swimming was better than ever. After four races from Utö Swimrun in may to Rockman Swimrun in august, I was ready for the Mother tof all swimrun races. Ö till Ö.

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Getting back to swimrun-shape after child birth

WoS: Hi Christine & thx for taking the time to talk to us at WoS!

Christine: Hi and thx for having me.

W: Your team, Ultraswimrun, recently finished Utö swimrun, 5th among women and 53rd overall and you managed to qualify for ÖtillÖ 2016. Congrats, how was the race?

C: Thanks a lot. It was an awesome race. The environment along the course on Utö is absolutely amazing. Beautiful scenery with amazing views – although it is hard to enjoy all of them since the most beautiful parts are also the most technical ones so you really need to focus to stay on your feet… But it was a great race!

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May 2016. Team Ultraswimrun at the finish line at Utö swimrun. 5th place among womens and a qualification spot for ÖtillÖ 2016.

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