In 2002, Anders Malm and Janne Lindberg decided to make a bet with brothers Mats and Jesper Andersson to determine who would be the fastest to cross an archipelago of islands in Sweden in a straight line. The 75-km journey combined a distance of 65 km on foot and another 10 km of open-water swimming, and the only requirement was that they had to carry any items they were to use with them during the entirety of the race. It took them nearly two days to cover the route.
Since 2006, the Ötillö Swimrun World Championship has been held along the same route. What started out as a bar-room bet has turned into one of the most booming sports of our times: SWIMRUN.
The HEAD SWIMRUN SERIES was created with the goal of combining the best Swimrun races in Spain, using a circuit that upholds the spirit and adventurous nature of the sport’s origins. Races in wild places of incredible beauty, organized with the highest quality, safety, and environmental protection standards.