Nov 24 2019
ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Malta
This race course has everything you can dream of for an ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series Final. It is hard, it is long, it is stunning.
(And if you want a shorter event there is also a 15km Sprint Race and a 5.5km Experience Race, both of which can be raced solo.)
The World Series course is almost flat; starting in the old town of Valletta, within the ramparts with all the magnificent buildings around, then swimming and running across bays out of the city into nature. Where crystal-clear swims dominate, barren trails, small fishing villages with a breath-taking swim to the finish line. Along the way you will find some surprises. This is for sure a swimrunners course with lots of transitions, tricky water entries and exits, big runs, open water swims and no place to rest.
A total of 39,8 km with 13 swims of which the longest is 1 600 metres. A total of 8 700 metres of swimming. Do not take the swims lightly.
The race starts in the historical city centre of Valletta with a beautiful run, then a swim across to the next town towards the Northwest, then swimrunning along the coast all the way around to Golden Sands. Finishing with a spectacular swim. We will transport all the racers to Valletta in the morning from Golden Sands. The water is warm and very clear.
Along the course we will have cut-off points for those not fast enough to make it before dark.
Make sure that you are a strong swimmer to be able to enjoy this course and the incredible swims. It will be a spectacular race.
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