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There aren't many races where you get views like this. The actual start to the Rockman Swimrun is way down there.
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Ready to jump from the boat into the fjord to get
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Swimming through a very cold fjord. Neoprene swim caps are certainly welcome here.
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Out of the water with the help of guide ropes and onward to some challenging "running."
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From here it is up, up, and up.
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Trail running shoes with good grip are very helpful here.
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Depending on the confidence level some of these sections can prove to be very time consuming
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Tethered and ready for the next swim, but it is better to keep the eyes on the path ahead. Annelie Ståhl and Paula Kirkegaard on the way to 4th place in the female division.
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The reward after a very long and technical climb to the top of Preikestolen is a stunning view.
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Unless of course the clouds roll in.
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But what goes up must eventually come back down.
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Usually folks who race in Swimrun events prefer not to run on asphalt. But in this scenario it may be well appreciated, considering how tough the rest of the course is. .
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Crossing a body of water without getting the shoes wet.
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In the water we go. This team shows how it is done fast and efficient.
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No matter how cold the water is, it is best to not think about it. Just swim, swim and swim.
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But it is greatly appreciated when land is reached again. Rasmus Persson and Karl- Fredrik Andersson on the way to 6th place in the male division.
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When you start climbing the 4,444 steps the end is near, but still so far away.
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Some folks actually insist that there are more than 4,444 steps, but one thing is sure, it is tough and requires full concentration.
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The overall winning team Apollo Sports of Staffan Björklund and Marika Wagner.