August 29, 2022
One Water Race – The Ultimate Proof of Human Capability
/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The first official One Water Race, the world’s toughest long-distance race, started on August 23 at 7:00 a.m. The winning team, team 4 (Sweden/Australia), crossed the finish line in Landsort with an incredible time of 47 hours and 19 minutes. The second, team 8 (Australia), finished in 49 hours and 41 minutes.
Seven teams started in Arholma to challenge all physical and mental limits by participating in more than 250 kilometers of running, swimming and orienteering, non-stop, through the Stockholm archipelago to Landsort. The winners, team 4 (Sweden/Australia) with Adriel Young, Daniel Hansson, Johan Hasselmark and Kristin Larsson, crossed the finish line after 47 hours and 19 minutes. The total prize pool is $100,000, of which the winning team receives $60,000 and the remaining teams split $40,000.
The second team to finish was Team 8 (Australia) with Rob Preston (ranked 2nd in the world in endurance sports), Elizabeth Dornom, Glenn Wilkinson and Julian Dent, who finished just over 2 hours behind the winners with a time of 49 hours and 41 minutes. The third team Team 2 (Sweden) finished at 58 hours and 34 minutes.
The weather conditions were quite good, but the cool nights and extreme swimming, 200 kilometer and 50 kilometer run and lack of sleep were stressful for everyone. Three US teams, Team 1, Team 3, and Team 7 split during the competition.
“We are extremely impressed with the performance of all the teams,” said Thomas Ogander, initiator and founder of One Water Race. “They fought so hard and went on without sleep. The winning team is tight-knit and trained incredibly hard before the race. My vision was an end tonight, after 55-60 hours, but they got there in an incredible 47 hours and 19 minutes, which is incredibly strong. Now we are waiting for the third team, team 2, to finish. We are already looking forward to next year and hope that more athletes will join the competition, which will raise awareness of the climate challenge in our waters and seas and elevate endurance sports.
“It’s the nicest and toughest race we’ve ever taken part in,” said Daniel Hansson Team 4 (Sweden/Australia). “Lack of sleep was the biggest challenge, followed closely by weather conditions with hot days and extremely cold and dark nights. We are delighted to have managed to finish first as it will allow us to devote even more time and effort in the future,” says Daniel Hansson Team 4 (Sweden/Australia).
In November 2022, teams from around the world can apply for a place in the One Water Race 2023.
A water race will be held every year during World Water Week, when the Stockholm Water Prize is awarded by HM King Carl XVI Gustaf, along with the Stockholm Water Junior Prize and Baltic Sea Day. All activities aim to raise awareness of water-related challenges.
One Water Race is suited for a digital and content driven world. The race is produced with advanced media technology and broadcast in real time via the web and social media platforms around the world. In collaboration with Storyfire, a documentary is also being produced for global streaming services. The race and results can be seen on www.onewaterrace.com as well as on social media.
One Water Race, ranking
No team time to score
1 TEAM 4 – SWEDEN & AUSTRALIA 47:19:00 DONE
2 TEAM 8 – AUSTRALIA 49:52:00 OVER
3 TEAM 2 – SWEDEN 58:34:00 OVER
4 TEAM 5 – SOUTH AMERICA 57:22:00 30.755 DNF (CHECKPOINT 12)
5 TEAM 3 – USA 52:29:00 42.739 DNF (CHECKPOINT 11)
6 TEAM 7 – USA 50:00:00 85.729 DNF (CHECKPOINT 9)
7 TEAM 1 – USA 38:40:00 85.729 DNF (CHECKPOINT 9)
8 TEAM 6 – SWEDEN 00:00:00 00,000 DNF (RETIRED FOR INJURY)
One Water Race – competition line-up August 23-25, 2022
Team 1 – United States: Jarrod Shoemaker (captain), Kristin Smith, Misty Becerra and Sara McLarty
Team 2 – Sweden: Staffan Björklund (captain), Johanna Edman, Martin Finta and Richard Norlin
Team 3 – United States: Jason Magness (captain), Chris Wright, Renee Metivier and Timothy Gorbold
Team 4 – Sweden & Australia: Daniel Hansson (captain), Adriel Young and Kristin Larsson
Team 5 – South America: Ruben Manduré (captain), Douglas Elias da Costa, Fredrica Frontini, Thiago Bonini
Team 6 – Sweden: George Bjälkemo, Helena Sivertsson and Pontus Lindberg – RETIRED DUE TO INJURY
Team 7 – United States: Brett Gravlin (captain), Justin Smith, Lara Sloan
Team 8 – Australia: Rob Preston (captain), Elizabeth Dornom, Glenn Wilkinson and Julian Dent
About a race on the water
One Water Race was designed by Thomas Ogander in collaboration with One Water Foundation and the “Fossil-Free Archipelago” initiative, whose ambition is to establish and stimulate the development of a modern infrastructure adapted to the environment. for marine environments, starting with the Stockholm archipelago. The main partner of the run is the Stockholm Archipelago, a collaboration between Visit Stockholm, the Archipelago Foundation, the Region of Stockholm and seven municipalities to support sustainable tourism. One Water Race is also organized in collaboration with Expedition Baltic Sea and Briggen Tre Kronor, who work to save the Baltic Sea by raising awareness among young people and the general public. The aim of the race is to take long-distance sports and climate action to a completely new level that reaches a wide target market – local, global and digital – through media and with the help of technological development.
About One Water Foundation
One Water is an independent foundation that acts as a catalyst to advance water and ocean climate change for the benefit of all stakeholders. The foundation uses Sweden and the Stockholm archipelago as a starting point to create the necessary context to raise awareness and promote concrete change through One Water Race and the “Fossil-Free Archipelago” initiative, whose ambition is to replace all old service stations in the Stockholm archipelago. with unstaffed fossil-free stations by 2026. The first fossil-free filling station opened in July 2022 in Lidingö.
The ‘Fossil-Free Archipelago’ project is unique and is based on a collaboration between several actors: the State, the authorities and the companies, who must lead and work together for the necessary changes and a concrete development focused on results. The aim is for the Stockholm archipelago to become fossil-free in order to set an example of the progressive environmental development of marine environments in Sweden and to influence the outside world and future generations.
For more information, high resolution images and interview requests, please contact:
Helene Airijoki, SpoilConcept media relations, email: [email protected] or +46 73 385 03 19.