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Swimrun Continues Around the Globe – All year around

Don’t think the swimrun season is over. Far from it! It has moved “down-under” so to speak. As the northern hemisphere season comes to a close, and swimrunners are prepping for their off-season training, with camps being announced here and there. Swimrun racing continues in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and more. It’s a great development for everybody and nice to know that there are more places in the world …

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Race Report: Hanging Rock State Park

This race takes place i  Hanging Rock State Park; Danbury and is an ÖtillÖ merit race, 15.5 miles running and 3000 m swimming. About two months ago  Lisen contacted Åsa and asked is she was interested to be her team mate in Swimrun NC, North Carolina, USA . Before the race we did not know each other and we have not had time f for more than one training session together.  And …

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Åland Swimrun – Are you tough enough? PART 2

Doing a test lap on the course in the morning turned out to be a splendid idea from my point of view. Our team is focused on ultraswimrun. We need at least two/three hours to be able to use our full potential. Back on the course Nic fought really strong. We wanted to close the gap to our biggest competitors in this race, a swimrun team from Terrible Tuesday, Pierre …

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Salming OFF TRAIL COMPETITION Review

One of our independent swimrun-testers has had a pair of Salming swimrun shoes for long-term testing and this is what he had to say about them. Happy reading! /The WoS Team Test period and test area Tested from May to September, in competition and training conditions, on technical trails and Swimrunning up to 30 km length as well as some less demanding activities with mixed terrain (asphalt, gravel, rocks, forest). …

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Åland Swimrun 2018 Race report – Are you tough enough?

I used to be tough enough but my shape this year has not been what it used to be. But no excuses now, it’s not over until ”the fat lady sings”. That’s a great motto. The goal of going for gold today seemed rather grey, but hey, at least I felt hungry for racing. My Öloppet attempt in August got spoiled, but I never underestimate my own feeling of being …

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Your Complete Guide to the ÖtillÖ Swimrun Series World Championships

It’s time for 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 gathered in 1 place. Jjust scroll down to each section 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. Swimrun has since been defined as follows: …

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The fastest swimrun outfit in the world?

What a fantastic month with swimrun races taking place all over the world! This has been the hottest summer since measurements began over 260 years ago in Sweden. As the heatwave has covered most of Europe many swimrunners have opted out from using wetsuits. Swimrun is a young sport and the equipment in the non-wetsuit department is scarce. Swimrun in a 2-piece set-up This year however we have seen a …

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Let there be Rock Man!

Lysefjord, 7:30. The rock anthem “Thunderstorm” by AC/DC stops, and the first pairs jump in the water of Fantahåla. The cliffs around dominate the landscape and the clouds overhead add to the intensity of the moment. One more check with Rupert, we are ready to jump. Are we ready to race together? Time will tell! Rewind a bit, back to Ötillö several years ago, at a time when no swimrun …

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How do you get stronger in swimrun racing?

Well, luckily for us, 2 new studies have just been published, looking into this specific phenomenon. In the 1st study, 390 long-distance triathletes answered a survey looking into their strength training habits, focusing on what barriers they primarily experienced for this type of complementary training. Coming as no surprise, time was reported as the main constraint, but more surprisingly, many also reported lack of knowledge on how to properly perform …

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Are you an (swimrun) iron dad?

How do you partake in endurance sports at the same time as managing the role as a father, husband or employee? All while withstanding a rigoruous training regimen of up to 20 hous per week? Iron dads is a group that previously hasn’t been looked into much, but there is an interesting study investigating this phenomenon, analysing how this level of training can cause things like ‘sporting guilt’ i.e., a …