The ÖTILLÖ is a gruelling swim-run race in which competitors race over land and water.
Adventure journalist Tarquin Cooper gives a first-hand account of the lessons learnt from running in wetsuits and swimming in trainers. It’s the adventure sport that’s exploding in popularity. Forget triathlons, mud runs and so-called Obstacle Course Racing (OCR). The most highly prized t-shirt to get these days is to complete an ÖTILLÖ race.
The swimrun consists of 31 kms trail running topped with 5.5 km open water swimming around the island of Utö. .
A new, spectacular and challenging swimrun race will be held in the Engadin Valley, Switzerland on July 12.