In just over a week’s time on June 18 100 teams will be competing at the ÖtillÖ swimrun Isles of Scilly, each hoping for one of the eight qualification spots for the ÖTILLÖ the Swimrun World Championship.
To whet your appetite hare are some images from last week’s ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö and the sprint swimrun Utö (a shorter sprint version of 12 km), which saw almost 750 competitors from 19 nationalities competing in the Stockholm archipelago.
The main race at Utö was a 39,8 km long swimrun where you alternate between trail running and open water swimming, around the beautiful but tough course on Utö and surrounding islands. The top teams are increasing their speed for every year and the Swedish brothers Jonas and Lars Ekman were the first team over the finish line and the only team under four hours with 3:56:49. The mixed team Daniel Hansson and Kristin Larsson did a sensational race and charged over the finish line as third team overall, only seven minutes after the winners with the impressive time, 4:03:24. Annika Ericsson and Elisabet Pärsdotter Westman were the fastest team in the women’s discipline with the finishing time of 4:38:25.
Caught the swimrun bug? Don’t miss our swimrun feature in the July issue of 220 which highlights the kit needed