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 …

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: …

The World’s First Book On Swimrun

We are happy to share the world’s first swimrun book with you. The book was written pro-bono with the sole purpose to help guide beginners and more advanced swimrunners to further explore what swimrun is all about. Download it free via the link below and please share with your friends! Please enjoy and happy reading! Nic /The WoS Team   P.S. The book is available via www.worldofswimrun.com  

Don’t miss out on ÖtillÖ Utö this weekend

Ahoy Swimrunners. As the sport of swimrun keeps developing, so are also the means of following it world-wide, with more organisers offering the possibility to track your favourites and friends, or to follow the race live. This weekend ÖtillÖ desends on utö and after a long period of unusually warm weather, we expect this race to be a fast one! Don’t miss out and follow the race live here Check …

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How to navigate when swimming in swimrun training and racing

Swimrun races with high swim/run ratio, taking place in big open water, put high demand on the swimrunners ability to navigate. If the race is known to demonstrate changeable wind, current and wave conditions, this skill becomes even more important. If you do a coastal type race, it’s easy enough to navigate even though this most likely mean having to breathe on the coastal side during the swim. However, when swimming point-to-point …

How you recover from a long hard swimrun race

Did you do the ÖtillÖ Hvar race this weekend, or about to do the upcoming Costa Brava Swimrun Race? Regardless. If you finish, then your preparations were good enough. You fought through tough conditions and challenging elements and made it through the raw beautiful nature. Swimrun at its best. As it should be. But what happens to your body and muscles after such a tough race? After a race it’s …

More swimrun races are announced and the national leagues are growing!

Its just fantastic! The swimrun scene is exploding. Germany, Portugal, USA, Poland, UK, Sweden, Italy, Estonia and on it goes. New races, new cups, new places to visit! Have a look below and keep an eye on our race calendar and map being updated frequently with all new info. /The WoS Team Germany – Deutschland Cup As the swimrun sport is growing it’s slowly formation a structure like any other sport. From …

How to swim smart, fast and save energy during a swimrun race – Use a pull-cord!

In the early days of swimrun, very few used a pull-cord of any sort, whereas today this equipment has become standard in team swimrun racing. Its main purpose is to help pull the weaker swimmer during the swims but despite this great benefit, some teams still opt for racing without one. This is totally fine, but the options should be weighed carefully, because you might gain several benefits from using …

We are growing – South America is now on the swimrun map!

2018 is in front of us and we expect this to be an awesome year. The Chinese has labeled this “the year of the dog”.  We are labeling it “the year of swimrun”. Swimrun is growing but not at the same pace as in previous years. There are currently some 330 confirmed races world-wide and another 40 or so awaiting confirmation for 2018. Approximately 10 and previously active races were cancelled …