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SWIm UNDER SWEDEN'S LARGEST WATERFALL
Bike through the northern wilderness
Run two summits and gain 2600m

AUGUST 11 2018

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Based out of Åre, Swedeman brings Xtri to Sweden for the first time. The Xtri family is growing and we are proud to be able to offer this stunning course to the Swedish and international audience.
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THE COURSE

 

SWIM:

Encounter undercurrents and temperature changes to keep you alert and on your toes!
3.8 kilometers in Öster-Noren, finishing under Sweden's largest waterfall. Average water temperature for August should be around 13 degrees Celsius.
We highly recommend that support crews have hot fluids and warm clothing available at T1 for the athlete as the may be very cold after the swim.

BIKE:


The road to the wilderness! Travel 205 kilometers from Tännforsen. along an incredible course with hill after hill after hill, totaling nearly 2000m of ascent. You will likely encounter large wildlife including reindeer and moose so be careful out there!
 

RUN:

2600 metres of ascent, tough terrain and some fabulous views (maybe!).
From T2 the run starts on a short section of gravel road before turning west onto forest paths and technical trails on the south side of Totthummeln towards Åre village.
Climbing up towards Lillskutan you will run above the tree line for the first time during the run. This section has some fantastic singletrack that will allow for great views if the weather is clear. In the distance, in northwest, you can see the finish line just below Åreskutan. But that’s for later! There can be fields of snow on the trail or right next to it, which can make for
an icy run. On the top of Lillskutan the course turns east and then keeps climbing north on a snowmobile track.

At T2A in Huså, there will be a two-minute stop for everyone (timed by marshals), in order to to a kit check.
If you have reached T2A before the cut-off time and is seen fit enough to continue on the high course, you will be allowed to do so.
The last 10 kilometres you will need to be accompanied by your support runner - it is steep and you will be tired.
The total climb from T2A to the top of Åreskutan is 1000 meters. Passing the top of Åreskutan and
Toppstugan, the tiny waffle house, may give you a view over Åre village below and the mountain ranges in the distance, if the weather cooperates. If not, you’ll be happy to see your own feet. 

EVENT MANUAL

Please download and read (in full!) the swedeman event manual - it contains everything you need to know about the race. This manual may be updated before race day but we will inform athletes directly of any important changes.

CLIck here for the manual



 
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TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

Åre is a fabulous place to stay for a few days, so why not make a holiday out of your Swedeman entry and enjoy the local nature for a bit longer. There are plenty of hotels, apartments, lodges and B&Bs to choose from, in all ranges and sizes. It is also possible to stay in nearby villages like Duved, Järpen, Edsåsdalen,
Vålådalen and Trillevallen, all within 20-30 minutes’ drive from Åre.
Visit https://aresweden.com/en/stay/ for more details.

The nearest airports are Åre Östersund (90 km) and Trondheim (130 km, in Norway). Åre Östersund is a small local airport. It is possible to fly in to Åre Östersund from two airports in Stockholm, domestic Bromma and international Arlanda. There are several flights per day. To Trondheim (Norway) you can fly from European hubs like London Gatwick, Amsterdam,
Copenhagen, Reykjavik and Stockholm. It is also possible to drive from Stockholm, estimate around 8 hours for the 650 km drive.



Visit https://aresweden.com/en/stay/ for more details.

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