'Splashtacular' Stockholm swimrun stuns with three world records

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By Christopher Cummins  with Agencies
'Splashtacular' Stockholm swimrun stuns with three world records

The Swimrun World Championships through the Stockholm archipelago produced world records in all three categories this year.

A total of 238 competitors from 20 countries paired up to tackle the gruelling race, which consists of 65 kilometres of trail running and 10kms of open water swimming over and between 26 islands.

There were 50 changes, with swim lengths ranging from 100 and 1,780 metres and runs varying from 70 metres to 20ks.

The Swedish Armed Forces team of Daniel Hansson and Lelle Moberg won the men’s race in 7 hours 59 minutes and 4 seconds.

Sweden’s Eva Nyström and Adriel Young of Australia, competing as a team for the first time, won the mixed race in 8 hours 49 minutes and 58 seconds.

In the women’s race, Kristin Larsson and Annika Eriksson of Sweden beat the previous record by more than an hour, clocking 9:32.03.