As you can tell, winning times in all categories of the swimrun world championship are trending faster. The race is getting more competitive every year, but times are also subject to the weather conditions of each particular race day. In 2017 running on slippery rock slowed teams down. Although waves were big this year, they where rolling in the right direction with the wind for the most part in the back.
Weather permitting, I think we are likely to see new course records in 2018.
- Men: 7.58.06
Jesper Svensson (SWE) & Daniel Hansson (SWE) in 2017
- Women: 9.32.03
Kristin Larsson (SWE) & Annika Ericsson (SWE) in 2016
- Mixed: 8.49.58
Adriel Young (AUS) & Eva Nyström (SWE) in 2016
Data source: Official ÖTILLÖ results
Further reading: Swimrun ranking systems