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Swimrun Race Cancellations

The world is shutting down, and unfortunately so is the swimrun season. As the corona virus spreads around the world, many countries are closing their borders, and many events are cancelled. As expected, this forces many swimrun organisers to either cancel or postpone their races and only this week did this start to happen. During the coming week we expect more races to be cancelled and we will adjust our …

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Swimrun and Corona – End of the 2020 season?

Corona is currently raging all over the world. A pandemic according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).  If you plan to race, and especially if going abroad, pay attention to any restrictions that might apply. Also calculate with a significant risk of being quarantined on location as many countries are shutting down, or that major airlines are cancelling their flights.  Follow the news! Check any local updates and most often …

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Swimrun in Germany is incorporated into the German Triathlon Union

Swimrun development in the world is going at a fast rate and now Germany is next in line for some major revisions and formalisations, as you will see below. The major question now is if swimrun is about to suffer the same fate as triathlon, with a formalised structure and specific rules and regulations under a major federation, and with a stand-alone private and parallel organisation like the Ironman? 2020 …

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Corona virus – Will it affect the world of Swimrun?

The news about the Corona virus (AKA COVID-19) are hard to avoid at the moment. But surprisingly its  consequences on swimrun has not (yet) made the front pages. What impact this virus may have for us, swimrunners? The main concern may be linked to the equipment availability, and in particular wetsuits. Most, but not all, swimrun wetsuits are manufactured in a handful of factories in China. Suppliers and workers in …

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A New Swimrun Year in the Making – The 2020 Swimrun Race Calendar

Swimrun has kept growing over the years however we now see a saturation in some aspects. In 2019 we saw many new swimrun races pop-up, but unfortunately many also being canceled. We have had to wait with out calendar since many races for 2020 are still pending either race dates, or website updates, and while writing, over 100 races are yet to be confirmed. For the race organisers out there, …

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All roads in Allgau ends uphill – The October Fest Swimrun Race

When we approached the registration, I had already had it with all this winter-induced rain pouring down. I mean, c’mon. How much can it actually rain? Turns out, quite a lot and strong winds as well. I hate it when it rains sideways. ‘It’s snowing on the mountains’, I heard someone say in broken “germ-lish”. Bloody hell. Cold swims, not really what I’m after at the moment. But then again, …

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Adventure Swimrun World Record Attempt

Ever since the first swimrun race, taking form as an adventure amongst friends, swimmrunners have sought to challenge the elements in various ways. We’ve had swimrunners crossing the highlands in Tajikistan, and diving through caves in the Calanques in France. Let’s not also forget those swimrunners who have moved away from the race-bib scene with a mindset on doing ultraswimrun adventure racing, free and unsupported. There are as many variants …

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Can last year’s record times be broken? It’s time for 74.7 km racing on one of the toughest 1-day courses there is, ÖtillÖ – The original!

It will rain the night before. The start will be wet. It’s a very hot summer and the water is warmer than usual. The winds will be strong but coming from the west side. There are many new faces from all over the world looking strong and with great results from previous races. There will be drama! We have all the info you need for the race, just scroll down …

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The 2019 World Swimrun Shoe Test

Historically, there have been few specific swimrun shoes on the market except for Salomon, Salming or Vivobarefoot. In general, people tend to use the shoes they normally wear for regular trail running and on occasion shoes for harder surfaces like tarmac or compact gravel roads. It is for this reason we see most of the brands popular with runners being represented. However, as swimrun grows in popularity, we are seeing …

Did we mention there were some waves?
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Authieman, swimming in four waters

700 swimrunners on a large sandy beach. 700m to run, and a buoy 500 further away. Guaranteed melee. Add to that waves and strong tide current, and you’re in for a tough first swim. Centred around Berck-sur-mer in the North of France, 1h drive from Calais, the Authieman is unique as it passes through the sea, a river, a lake … and a tiny swimming pool at the very end. …