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Swimrun is the sport that was born from a drunken bet. In 2011 it got the name from Erika Rosenbaum, one of our ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship podium finishers. It is primarily a team-sport based on two persons travelling through nature and time, completely dependent on each other. The racers alternate between running and swimming along a pre-marked course in nature; it can be between islands or between lakes. It becomes a seamless motion. As a team you race within 10 metres of each other, you share the experience, the fun, the beauty and the suffering. Swimrun is a new dimension!

ÖTILLÖ 2016 Crazy Bet


In 2002 Anders Malm, one of the owners of Utö Värdshus (the finish line hotel of ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship), his friend Janne Lindberg and some of his staff (the Andersson brothers) had a late night in the bar. They challenged each other – “Last team of two to Sandhamn pays for hotel, dinner and drinks”. Two teams of two started the next morning with the only rule being that they had to pass the three different restaurants on the islands between the start and the finish. The last te


ÖTILLÖ is the origin of Swimrun, an endurance sport driven by the desire to expand your boundaries. Swimrun is about experiencing nature in the purest possible way, with respect for yourself, for your team partner, for others and for the environment.

ÖTILLÖ is the premium brand in Swimrun providing races of the highest quality which challenge your mental and physical endurance. We are dedicated to recreate the ÖTILLÖ experience in unique places around the world and to inspire the growth of the

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