ENGADIN SWIMRUN 2015 One of the toughest one day events on the planet

On the July 11th the LifeProof Sponsored event ENGADIN SWIMRUN took place, this is the first international Swimrun race outside of Sweden. ENGADIN SWIMRUN is hosted in the spectacular Engadin Valley in Switzerland which is both beautiful and challenging. Teams of two took off from Maloja and finish by the lake in Silvaplana. Throughout the race the teams switch between running and swimming to cover a total distance of 53,325 meters, 5875 swimming and 47,450 running.  It is truly one of the toughest one day events out there and the athletes really know how to #LiveLifeProof.

A testament to this is that 136 teams left the start line at 8am and many hours later only 102 crossed the finish line. The cold waters and the warm temperatures proved challenging for the teams making for a very tight finish line as seen below:

Finalists:

Winners Men: Björn Englund and Lelle Moberg (SWE) 6:28:23
Winners Mixed: Jasmina Glad-Schreven and Thomas Schreven (FIN/NED) 6:39:25
Winners Women: Carolin Holmqvist and Kristin Larsson 6:55:25

Engadin Swimrun Underwater

Next up is  ÖTILLÖ – One of the toughest one- day races in the world. 65 kilometres of running and 10 km of open water swimming in the Stockholm Archipelago. Over and between 24 islands, from Sandhamn to Utö, always on the first Monday of September.

Michael Lemmel, Race Director ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series:

Engadin Swimrun is a Qualifier to ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World championship on September 7th in Sweden. Thanks to LifeProof our staff and media crews do not have to worry about weather when producing images, updating social media flows and while working on the course. LifeProof has changed our behaviour in wet environments. Thank you

 

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Alan Lund

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