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Swedish Superteam Announced for the first One Water Race

Press Release / 14.01.2022See All Event Posts Follow Event
Martin Flinta, Staffan Björklund and Johanna Edman.
Martin Flinta, Staffan Björklund and Johanna Edman.

The first Swedish team has now secured a place among the best in the world for the One Water Race, the world’s toughest endurance race, 23-25 August 2022. Team No 2, Sweden, placed third in the 2021 Adventure Racing World Championship, are professionally established within the world of endurance racing and includes Staffan Björklund, Martin Flinta and Johanna Edman.

The first official One Water Race is a new concept that strives to establish the world’s toughest endurance race. The racers will face one of humanity’s toughest challenges, over land and sea for 250km. It's a new era in endurance racing and climate activation – all for the benefit of our world's waters.

"This is a dream team that will be hard to beat. Their routine and experience combined with a unique knowledge of the Stockholm archipelago make them one of the favorites. The team set up is definitely one of the best in the world and it will be a real and a tough showdown during One Water Race 2022", says Thomas Ogander.

One Water Race is a concept created to be the ultimate proof of human capacity, through a unique combination of adventure racing, orienteering, swimrun, ultramarathon and the distance and combination of running, swimming and navigation. One Water Race is a professional race created for the best endurance racers in the world, a level required to meet the extreme challenge. The course is 250 kilometers from Arholma in the north to Landsort in the south, a distance of 6 marathons running and swimming. Nonstop.

One Water Race is adapted for a maximum of 10 teams, each team consists of 3 racers and a team captain, with both sexes needing to be represented and be out on the course the entire time. One Water Race wants to reward the racers for the extreme effort required with one of the highest prize money in endurance racing, $ 100,000.

Team No 2, Sweden

Staffan Björklund, 36, Östersund, Sweden
Martin Flinta, 40, Mölndal, Sweden
Johanna Edman, 47, Fjärås, Sweden
Team Captain, TBD

"We love this development of endurance racing, a race and challenge adapted for the best in the world. We also love Stockholm archipelago, there is no better and more beautiful place in the world for this kind of adventure. Our goal is to do our best, have flow and fun and by that win One Water Race 2022", says Staffan Björklund.

Merits Team No 2, Sweden

Staffan Björklund

  • 2012 Ötillö Swimrun World Championship (5th place men)
  • 2013 Ötillö Utö Swimrun (1st place men)
  • 2013 Ötillö Swimrun World Championship (6th place men)
  • 2015 Ötillö Swimrun World Championship (1st place mixed)
  • 2016 Ötillö Swimrun World Championship (2nd place mixed)
  • 2017 Ötillö Swimrun World Championship (2nd place mixed)
  • 2017 European Adventure Racing Championship (1st place)
  • 2021 Östhammar Adventure Race, Sweden (1st place, 24 hours)
  • 2021 Adventure Racing World Championship Raid Gallaecia (3rd place/103 hours)

Martin Flinta

  • 2011 Adventure Racing World Championship, Tasmania, Australia (1st place)
  • 2007 Ötillö Swimrun World Championship (1st place men)
  • 2009 Ötillö Swimrun World Championship (1st place men)
  • 2018 Ötillö Swimrun World Championship (1st place mixed/course record)
  • 2018 Ötillö Swimrun World Series (Golden Bib Winner, 6 starts, 6 wins)

Johanna Edman

  • 2018 Ötillö Swimrun World Championship (6th place women)
  • 2019 Ötillö Swimrun World Series, Engadin, Switzerland (2nd place mixed)
  • 2021 Östhammar Adventure Race, Sweden (1st place, 24 hours)
  • 2021 Adventure Racing World Championship Raid Gallaecia (3rd place/103 hours)

One Water Race: August 23-25, 2022

Teams:            Max 10 mixed three-person teams from all over the world.
Distance:         250 km, of which 200 km running and 50 km swimming.
Location:         Stockholm archipelago, Sweden
Start:               Arholma
Finish:             Landsort
Prize money:  USD 100,000

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