Switzerland hosts swimrun

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Trail runners get the chance to show their versatility

This weekend (July 6-7), the Engadin Valley in the Swiss Alps will host the fourth stop of the seven-leg 2019 ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series, a qualifier for the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship in Sweden. The valley is a stunning location of 3000m peaks, hanging glaciers, Swiss cows and emerald green lakes.

With an Experience and Sprint race included the day before, any ability is welcomed to this unique event.

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Swimrun involves alternating between trail running and open water swimming on a marked course, and is one of the fastest growing endurance sports in the world. On Saturday, several shorter races will take place: Experience distance, totalling 6.7km with a 1310m swim, and Sprint distance, covering 15.3km with a 2650m swim. The World Series Race follows on Sunday, where nearly 120 teams of two will conquer 40km of running and 6km of swimming.

Some teams are ready to fight for one of the eight qualification spots for the World Championships. But, for most, the magic of the race course will be enough.

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Swimrun in numbers

·         6th edition, July 7, 2019

·         Total race distance: 45,400 m

·         Trail running: 39,600 m

·         Swimming: 5800 m

·         Swim sections: 8

·         Longest swim: 1400 m

·         Longest run: 8500 m

·         Total elevation gain: 1500m

·         120 teams

·         24 different nationalities

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So, if you are looking to test yourself beyond the trails, join the 24 nations in the next event.

·   ÖTILLÖ Swimrun 1000 Lakes, Germany, Sept 22 (qualifier to ÖTILLÖ 2020)

·   ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Cannes, France, October 20 19 (qualifier to ÖTILLÖ 2020)

·  ÖTILLÖ Malta, November 24 (qualifier to ÖTILLÖ 2020)

(at each World Series event an EXPERIENCE & SPRINT race is organised the day before)

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