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ÖTILLÖ Swimrun coming to Catalina Island, California March 2020!

ÖTILLÖ promises unique races in unique places and they’ll certainly deliver with the new ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Catalina Island on February 29 and March 1, 2020. Located 40 km off the coast of Los Angeles in southern California, Catalina Island is a conservancy-protected, geologic and environmental phenomenon.  Check out the local’s knowledge from Catalina Swimrun athlete Natalie Foote.

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ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship record holder and multiple swimrun race champion Fredrik Axegård will race at ÖTILLÖ Catalina March 1st, teaming up with power-athlete and swimrun champion Oscar Olsson. These two gentlemen has nothing else but the top of the podium as their focus and will give the field a run for their money!

If you are still looking for a partner, check our Partner Match list.

Racers in all three distances—Experience (7.7 km), Sprint (15 km) and World Series (38.3 km), which start and finish at the port town of Two Harbors—will get a glimpse of spectacular coastal chaparral and crystal-clear waters home to plant and wildlife species found nowhere else on earth. The average island air temperature between January and April is around 16°C (61°F), and the water is 14°C (57°F).

The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Catalina Island website is live and registration is open.

If you are interested in racing Swimrun internationally, check out the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Merit Races, these are a great way to try longer races and qualify for the ultimate Swimrun race, the ÖTILLÖ World Championships in Sweden.

Here is the SlowTwitch article on California Swimrun.

We sent Andy and Daemon as our team from California Swimrun to ÖTILLÖ for the fifth time. Rich Roll and his partner Chris Hauth also competed and detailed their experiences in their podcast.

There was also a NY Times article on the ÖTILLÖ competition.

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Anders Malm starts the Utö Race with a bang!

Anders Malm starts the Utö Race with a bang!