Local Athlete Reflects On Completing ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship

Alison Stedeford and Wez Swain after completing the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship race in Sweden. Image courtesy of Pierre Mangez and ÖTILLÖ.

Alison Stedeford and Wez Swain after completing the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship race in Sweden. Image courtesy of Pierre Mangez and ÖTILLÖ.

Earlier on in the month Alison Stedeford and Wez Swain from Scilly completed the gruelling 75km ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship race in Sweden in a time of 13 hours and 6 minutes. 

The 12th edition of the dawn-to-dusk ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship faced some of the toughest race conditions to date in the Stockholm archipelago. 

One hundred and forty-eight teams of two from 20 different nations battled it out hour after hour as winds of 20 knots wreaked havoc on the 10 km of open water swim sections, while the 65 km of trail running provided no mercy either as slashing rain made the slippery terrain even more technical.

Alison joined Will in the studio to reflect on the event and to share her experiences of ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship race. Congratulations to Alison and Wez once again on this incredible achievement. You can listen to the full interview below.