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Mike Goddard – the crossroad of triathlon

It started with a beer and ended up in the national triathlon team for Great Britain. Or, you might as well say that it began as a volunteer teacher in Kenya, and ended up on the summit of [...]

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Utö Swimrun

Utö is where the world of swimrun was born. At Utö Värdshus the original bet was made one late night. And as they say, the rest is history. From its beginnings as a crazy bet, Ötillö evolved from [...]

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Distances in swimrun – Helping you choose your race

Swimrun, in comparison to triathlon, is not swept asphalt, and carefully measured race-courses (or a 209-page rulebook). Yes, the events are measured, but not to the millimeter. Instead, you get [...]

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Training for an Ironman triathlon

Training for an Ironman? If only counting the two main event organizers, there are 45 Ironman and 5 Challenge races worldwide. With an average of 2 000 participants per event, we have some 100 [...]

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Ötillö swimrun Malta – With Michael Lemmel

The Ötillö swimrun Malta is a new race on the World Series this season. Malta, a stunning island with long rich history. Even though Maltas nature is quite scarce, it has long thrived as a [...]

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Ötillö swimrun Catalina – With Michael Lemmel

The island of Catalina is a gem just off the southern coast of California. Being a popular tourist attraction for those who want to get out of the hectic life in Los Angeles. This is the perfect [...]

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Triathlon transitions – not a place, a part of racing

Lost in transition The transition area is the big, chaotic place where the “fourth sport” in triathlon takes place. This is where all your gear is between the sports, and where you change gear [...]

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Ötillö swimrun 1000 Lakes

Listen to race director Michael Lemmel talking about the Ötillö world series race 1000 Lakes in Rheinsberg, Germany. The 1000 lakes swimrun just north of Berlin is a fast-flat course through [...]

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Triathlon vs swimrun – The wetsuits

Wetsuits are a science all by them selfs. What difference is there between different wetsuit, and can you wear a triathlon wetsuit for a swimrun or a swimrun wetsuit for an open water swimming [...]

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Ötillö swimrun world championship

The Ötillö swimrun World Championship is held the first Monday in September every year. It is to swimrun what Kona (Hawaii) is for the triathlon world. This is the original swimrun, the mother, [...]

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