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120 teams competed around the perimeter of a large lake in town and the surrounding trails. Altogether roughly 30 kilometers of running over 14 separate stages and five kilometers of swimming over 13 stages.
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The third discipline of Swimrun is getting in and out of the water as fast as possible.
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A rope is needed to help athletes get up the slippery rocks in some sections.
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Race Director Colting working one of the swim exits on course.
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Racers descending the steep stairs from Lakhallsberget, one of two parts of the race with a mandatory no run zone.
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The terrain in Borås is varied and takes the racers through lots of forest and pastures.
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Teammates attach a tow rope to provide an assist for the swimmer in back. It's even ok to do breaststroke if your teammate is alright with extra grunt work upfront.
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Swim legs varied and here we see athletes sighting through the section dubbed "Jungle Swim".
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More trails for this team.
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Rarely is a photo captured of the photographers themselves working hard to bring us all these great shots but we found one.
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Colting welcomes in all the tired and happy racers to the finish.
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The podium in the men's category included winners Team HEAD Swimming with Nicolas Remires and Paul Krochak. The team won by 17 minutes. Despite a few significant wins this season the pair recently decided to split for the upcoming ÖTILLÖ, an interesting development as Krochak is the defending champ.
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A traditional post race food and drink spread was available to racers.
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Packed Swedish tobacco, a "snus", is what this tired finisher had been looking forward to all day.