"SWIMRUN is the desire to overcome your limits while having fun, together with other people with the same passion, discovering unique places, and where the stopwatch is the last of the protagonists."
"Diego, tell us in two words, what is swimrun?"
What is Swimrun? SWIMRUN is swimming / running / swimming / running in alternating fractions without a change area (you run with a wetsuit, you swim with shoes ...). Born in Sweden, from an alcoholic bet, where some friends challenge themselves to run and swim from point "A" to point "B". In 2006 Michael Lemmel and Mats Skott discovered this strange sport and asked to make it a commercial event. The first two years, a few registered teams, then something happened and the teams learned that the only way to run is not to stop, with constant movement. In 2011 the race was called ÖtillÖ and today, internationally, it is recognized as SWIMRUN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP and has been classified by CNN as one of the most difficult races in the world. "Ladies and Gentlemen, Swimrun sport was born!" The ÖTILLÖ The Swimrun World Championship is the KONA of Swimrun. It has a route of km more / km less than 75K total, 65K of running (31 fractions), 10K of swimming (22 fractions) passing through 26 islands. Me, twice at the start;) How many emotions!
In just a few years, swimrun has become the endurance discipline with the highest growth (2016 80 races, 2019 over 500 in 37 countries).
Swimming and running in alternating and repeated fractions, without a change zone and without standardization of distance or fractions, is the territory that calls and you have to live it without geographical limits (once the land is over you swim, the water is over you run), and without limits mental, pure spirit of adaptation, without looking at the stopwatch, the race must be lived and completed, guys this is true freedom !!!
"How, there is no transition area ??"
Exactly, there is no transition area, you start with the same equipment with which you arrive: swimrun shoes, leotards or wetsuits if the water is cold (in the fractions of the race, the wetsuit is untied and removed from the upper part of the body ), palette, pull buoy, cap and glasses. This is the swimrun equipment.
Do you want to try? SWIMRUN CHEERS has the mission of sharing our passion for Swimrun by letting us try this sport because, just by trying, we can understand what it is and be "infected" through the organization of tests within the reach of everyone, beginners, ADVANCE ePRO.
How, where and when?!?!?!
1 - Goggles and cap
2 - Swim suit with double zip, front and back
3 - Palette
4 - Pull Buoy tied to the thigh
5 - Swimming or running shoes to be worn with socks