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Max Andersson and Hugo Tormento Win Their 7th Consecutive Race In Gale Force Winds

Press Release / 05.11.2022See All Event Posts Follow Event
Max Andersson and Hugo Tormento win again
Max Andersson and Hugo Tormento win again / © Jean Marie Gueye / Otillo Swimrun

Max Andersson (SWE) & Hugo Tormento (FRA) - ARK SWIMRUN -  showed why they are the World Champions and why they without a doubt are the best in the world. Today, they won their 7th consecutive race this season making them the first team to win every race during the whole season.

Ever since the first ÖTILLÖ World Series in Malta (in 2019) we have been challenged by the weather. Each year the conditions have been perfect in the days leading up to the race and then race day has been a challenge.

It was no different this year. The forecast has been clear all week, gale force winds and rain squalls from the west during the weekend. On Wednesday, all race courses were changed to adapt to the new reality, where all parts of the course impacted by winds and big waves from the west were taken out.

A race day with lots of wind, waves on some swims and rain squalls all day set the stage for a very tough race day for all racers. No matter if you were at the front or at the back. In the end all of the favorites managed to walk away with wins in each category.

The Winners

This last race of the season saw the Swedish/ french duo - Hugo Tormento (FRA) & Max Andersson (SWE)) - Team ARK Swimrun -  pull away after about 40 minutes to take the win in the 31km World Series race.  Their winning time was 3:06:16., ten minutes ahead of the french team of William Even (2nd at the World Championship) & Matthieu Poullain - Team Matt & Wiwi. In third place David Pequet & Benjamin Dupain of the French National Team finished in  3:26:41.

In the mixed category World Champion Desirée Andersson won  with Frenchman Alexis Charrier. They dominated the field, winning in 3:34:23, and in 4th place overall. This was thirteen minutes ahead of triathletes Yvonne van Vierken (NED) & Per van Vierken (GER) - team VonsyPer. In third place Stine Möllebro (DEN) & Andre Fält (SWE) - Team Primalcoaching - finished twenty-two minutes behind the mixed winners.

In the women's category World Champion Ulrika Eriksson & Hanna Skårbratt (SWE) had a great race and won in 3:42:49 - and in fifth overall. They pulled away early to claim the victory, eight minutes ahead of the second team Sabina Rapelli (SUI) & Evelina Järvinen (SWE) - Team Envol powered by Swimears. In third place, Paulina Sjöholm & Therese Näsman (SWE) finished forty-two minutes behind the winners.

The races during ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Malta had 200 racers representing a total of 22 nationalities participating in the three different formats.

Top 3 results ÖTILLÖ World Series Malta, November 5th, 2022

1. Hugo Tormento (FRA) & Max Andersson (SWE) - ARK Swimrun
2. William Even & Matthieu Poullain (FRA) - Matt & Wiwi
3. David Pesquet & Benjamin Dupain (FRA) - Team Surprise

1. Desirée Andersson (SWE) & Alexis Charrier (FRA) - Team Envol Head 
2. Yvonne van Vierken (NED) & Per van Vierken (GER) - Team VonsyPer
3. Stine Möllebro (DEN) & Andre Fält (SWE) - Team Primal Coaching

1. Ulrika Eriksson & Hanna Skårbratt (SWE) - Team Stena Recycling
2. Sabina Rapelli (SUI) & Evelina Järvinen (SWE) - Tean Envol powered by Swimears
3. Paulina Sjöholm & Therese Näsman (SWE) - Team dig a little deeper

Complete results list here: https://otilloswimrun.com/results/otillo-swimrun-malta-results/

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