Why do you participate in OWR?
It’s not easy having Curly hair! Neither will the One Water Race be. Combine them together and it’s like kladdkaka and fika on a cold winter’s morning, perfection!
Athletically Team Curl is all about showing people you can push your limits while still having fun along the way. None of us take ourselves too seriously but we all put in the work to be the best athletes we can. Grinding and being in the pain cave is a place we relish and try to visit as often as possible. We bring a multitude of sports disciplines which go above and beyond just swimming and running and feel this helps us work together and really figure out ways to succeed when all looks grim.
Water wise we are all high level swimmers and ocean going people. Justin loves to paddle, Brett is addicted to surfing and Lara is an avid sailor. Needless to say, we know water well and appreciate its importance in our daily lives. The Swedish archipelago is one of the most magical places on earth and getting to push are bodies to the extreme in this environment is the dream!
Getting to combine our love of pushing our bodies with a race that promotes water awareness is right inline with where we should be in the world August 23-25…freezing, tired, hungry, curly haired mess and cracking jokes the entire way!
What will be the biggest challenge?
The biggest challenge will be not having a waffle maker on the boat but aside from that, cold water, navigation, and not having a warm bed to crawl in at night.
How do you train for a challenge like this?
Swim, run, eat, repeat.
What is your strength as a team?
We make each other smile. Our light heartedness, positive outlook, and desire to push each other a bit further make us competitive and a good match for OWR.
What are your goals?
First goal is to have fun, the second goal is to not bend over and split the rear of our wetsuits, third is to compete and fourth is to finish.
What are you most looking forward to?
Watching the sunsets and sunrises, warm beverages, and the finish line. Furthermore, sharing this experience with others as an inspiration to protect and preserve our natural spaces.