ÖTILLÖ are launching a whole new set of swimrun races called the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series. For 2016 the series consists of four qualifying races for ÖTILLÖ, the Swimrun World Championship. These include two new events, the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun races Isles of Scilly in the UK and the 1000 Lakes in Germany, as well as the two previously existing events Utö in Sweden and Engadin in the Swiss Alps.
It is hoped next year, in 2017, the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series will expand further and outside of Europe.
“It is fantastic that we are expanding our horizons and growing our set of ÖTILLÖ races. We are really looking forward to 2016, it feels like a ‘new’ kick off year for Swimrun!” said race director Michael Lemmel who, together with his partner Mats Skott, both from Sweden, founded ÖTILLÖ.
Swimrun is the fast growing sport where you in teams of two alternate trail running and open water swimming on a marked course. You can view images from the 2015 ÖTILLÖ world champs here and watch a video from them below.