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The 10 Best Swimrun Races In The World

Swimrun is a dynamic sport hosted in many beautiful places around the world. Here are ten swimrun races which should be on every swimrunners bucket list! Data taken from our annual swimrun awards.

Aquaticrunner Individual World Championship, Italy

The Individual World Championship hosted in Italy, sees some of the best solo athletes in the world go head to head.

Photo credit: Tiziano Faggiani

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship, Sweden

ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship is described as the ‘jewel in the crown’. Athletes must qualify to this epic endurance swimrun race held in the birth-pace of the sport of swimrun.

SwimRun Tâmega, Portugal

The stunning SwimRun Tâmega is Portugal’s flagship course hosted at the confluence of two bodies of water; the Tâmega and Douro rivers.

Ödyssey Swimrun Casco Bay Islands, USA

America’s original swimrun race. Odyssey Swimrun Casco Bay Islands is a classic island hopping adventure and a must-do race on the USA swimrun circuit.

SWIMRUNMAN Gorges du Verdon, France

There is nothing easy about Gorges du Verdon. An epic 65km undertaking in one of France’s most protected areas known by many as ‘the most beautiful swimrun in the world’.

Mad Hatter Hokey Cokey Roseland, UK

Mad Hatter Roseland and is grizzly and tough swimrun along the Cornish coastline. It is also very pretty. A classic point to point route along the Roseland peninsular, athletes will be tested.

EcoSwimRun Robertville, Belgium

Belgium may surprise many for offering hilly and varied swimrun races. EcoSwimRun Robertville has multiple highlights, running through a passage beneath the castle of Reinhardstein will do for many.

Rockman Swimrun, Norway

With towering mountains above, and gorgeous swimming though fjords below. Rockman is an iconic race. The 4444 steps to climb with an enforced two minute break at the top, of climbing onto Preikestole (Pulpit Rock) will be a highlight for many.

ÖTILLÖ Final 15, Sweden

Billed the ‘best short course in the world’, the Otillo Final 15 is none stop action along a technical but mesmerising part of the Swedish Archipelago.

As Keen As Mustard Nene Park Swimrun, UK

As Keen As Mustard host races in quintessential English countryside, Nene Park is pick of the races meandering along a winding river and the picturesque Gunwade Lake.

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