Men's Health Australia

BY SEA, BY LAND

ONE IMPOSSIBLE CHALLENGE. FOUR WEEKS TO TRAIN. GO

SUCH IS MY LOVE of physical activity that it’s rare that I feel like a total novice. But that’s exactly how I feel when I sign up to my first Swimrun, with a mere four weeks to train.

“Surely it’s just a bit of swimming and running,” my wife says. “A triathlon minus the cycling?” That may have been what my month of warm-up training involved but, by the time I’m standing at the start line, I know that the simplest answer is: “Not in the slightest!”

Though it was established in Sweden more than 15 years ago, many still consider Swimrun to be a new discipline. Made up of – you guessed it – swimming and running, it now has a curious rep for instilling

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