Swedish Dream Team Joins the World’s Toughest Endurance Race

Stockholm January 10th 2022 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The first Swedish team has now secured a place among the best in the world and 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. Registration for One Water Race 2022 is open until January 20th.

The first official One Water Race, August 23-25, 2022, 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, 250 km. A new era in endurance racing and climate activation – all for the benefit of our world waters and the award of $100,000 in prize money.

– 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 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 and created for the best endurance racers in the world. A level required to meet the extreme challenge, 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.

The admissions process is tough and it is of the utmost importance to ensure that participating teams have the required capacity. The second draft is now complete and Thomas Ogander can present the first Swedish team in One Water Race 2022 – Team No 2, Sweden. A team with great experience, impressive merits and that possesses a unique knowledge of Stockholm archipelago.    A composition that has all the components required to be one of the favorites on the starting line in One Water Race 2022.

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-man teams, consisting of women and men, 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

One Water Race

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/644496704
TV studio: https://vimeo.com/647430376

 For further information, high-resolution images and interview requests, please contact:

Heléne Airijoki, press contact SpoilConcept, email: helene.airijoki@spoilconcept.se or +46 73 385 03 19.

Thomas Ogander, One Water Race, email: thomas.ogander@onewaterrace.com or +46 70 749 00 85.

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