LifeProof Sponsor ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship
We’re excited to announce that LifeProof is an official sponsor of ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship for the 3rd year running.
ÖTILLÖ began in 2006 and is known as the start of the worldwide swimrun movement. Growing from a one off event in Sweden, the series now hosts an impressive 8 events in the 2017 season.
CNN ranks this as the toughest one day endurance race in the world and they’re not wrong. The ÖTILLÖ World Championships is a series of swimrun events based across Sweden, UK, Germany and Switzerland with 65km of running and 10km of swimming. If there was ever a race to push your body and mind to the limits than this really is it, putting even the true Iron-Man competitors to the test, ÖTILLÖ really isn’t for the faint hearted.
The race begins at dawn and the teams run and swim throughout the day until dusk, if you’re left out on the course as sun sets, unfortunately you’re ushered off the course and will have to try again next year. As tough as this sounds it’s for your safety, once the sun goes in the safety team have no way of locating you on the course.
All is not physical and mental punishment, this event is based around teamwork and pushing each other through to the end. As you reach the final checkpoint you’ll receive a hero’s welcome as dozens of people will jump in and swim/run the final part with you, motivating you through the toughest section.
If ÖTILLÖ excites you and you’d like to get involved stay tuned as we will have a blog coming next week to explain how you can race.