Why do you participate in OWR?
It seems to be the ultimate race with many challenges and a great adventure to share together as a team. The prize money is also outstanding.
What will be the biggest challenge?
It’s hard to tell today, we haven’t done this distance in a swimrun race before, so pushing ourselves into the unknown is always the driving force when taking on a challenge like this. Swimming in darkness at night can be tricky but we are looking forward to find out.
How do you train for a challenge like this?
As for basic training we train in the same way as for a shorter race. Swimming and running with open water and technical terrain. But there will be more specific events added to the preparations like swimming at night and navigation.
What is your strenght as a team?
Our strength as a team must be that we have all had success at ÖtillÖ previously and will take our knowledge from racing there in combination with other endurance events. We also all thrive in team environments and working together.
What are your goals?
On race day our main goal is to be the first team to reach the finish line at Landsort lighthouse. Before and after the race our goal is to reinforce the attention on why we should care about the health of our waters. It’s simply our playground that we share with the marine life and ecosystem. We hope to encourage others to go out swimming in the archipelago and realize why we should care about water health.
What are you most looking forward to?
To race close against other fast teams. It will be exciting, and tough.