In the sport of swimrun, getting ready for the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship in September is a bit different to other sports. Every course in this sport is unique and the WC course happens to be almost twice as long as the ÖTILLÖ World Series courses, making knowledge of the course a key factor.
But don’t worry, because I’ve done the race twice and I’ve compiled a list of things that are good to know when attempting this race and this course, right here.
Although this and that is allowed, at the sharp end gear has basically consolidated into:
This article covers perhaps 25 % of the things that are handy to know. Dissecting this race you will find it is potentially so complex that you can’t expect to perform at your full physical potential the first time entering. Still worth it!
I don’t want to scare anyone from entering and it is not only for the very competitive. ÖTILLÖ World Champs is magical. Rich Roll even went as far as to call it life-defining. The scenery, the spirit among the racers and the staff. All magical, regardless of how serious you are about competing.
Good luck with your own racing!
Andreas Ribbefjord, 2018 WC 08:57:49 finisher