€100,000 (1 million Swedish Krona) is up for grabs at ÖTILLÖ Swimrun 2017. To win the cash prize, the ÖTILLÖ organisers have set up a challenge for 2017… Can one team be the overall winner at all six ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series races as well as the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship in 2017? If a team manages to take home the challenge it will win 1,000,000 Swedish Krona / €100,000.
“We thought that eight hours was impossible at the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship, but we were proved wrong in 2016 when Daniel Hansson and Lelle Moberg finished at 07.59.” said swimrun founders and ÖTILLÖ organizers Mats Skott and Michael Lemmel.
“People might think this new challenge is impossible but the opportunity is there to grab it. Who will be the first team to win it all? We are very excited to start the 2017 swimrun season with such a challenge!”
The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series is heading for its second season with six qualifier races for the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship. Two new events will get under way in 2017; ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Hvar in Croatia, on 2 April, and an event, soon to be revealed, taking place in November.
The races to win for the €100,000 challenge are (ordered by date): the first edition of ÖTILLÖ Hvar, ÖTILLÖ Utö, ÖTILLÖ Isles of Scilly, ÖTILLÖ Engadin, ÖTILLÖ The Swimrun World Championship, ÖTILLÖ 1000 lakes and ÖTILLÖ XX (to be confirmed).
The ÖTILLÖ organisers add that the sport of swimrun is growing at a fast pace all over the world. The original ÖTILLÖ in Sweden, which founded the sport of swimrun, is expanding its family of events. In 2016 the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series and the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Sprint races were launched. More races are to be added to the calendar for 2017.
ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series 2017. Six qualifying races to ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship:
- ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Hvar, Croatia, 2 Apr 2017 – first edition
- ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö, Sweden, 28 May
- ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Isles of Scilly, UK, 17 Jun
- ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Engadin, Switzerland, 9 Jul
- ÖTILLÖ Swimrun 1000 Lakes, Germany, 1 Oct (qualifier for ÖTILLÖ 2018)
- ÖTILLÖ Swimrun XX – event to be officially confirmed, Nov 2017 (qualifier for ÖTILLÖ 2018) – first edition
At each ÖTILLÖ World Series event there is a sprint race the previous day.
ÖTILLÖ The Swimrun World Championship
The 12th edition of the race takes place on 4 September 2017. The race covers 75 km over and between 26 islands in the Stockholm Archipelago. It has built a reputation as one of the toughest one-day races in the world.