2013-02-04 12:52NEWS

Events: Lifestyle races in Stockholm


The world is talking about lifestyle sports. Triathlons, military training and marathons are all the rage right now and it shows. And Stockholm is becoming a mecca for lovers of endurance sports!  The races are booked full earlier than ever before and new races are created. Here are ten events this year, from April to October:

TEC – Täby Extreme Challenge 
A 50 or 100 mile run in the woods north of Stockholm.
When: April 13.

ASICS Stockholm Marathon
Already booked full, record early. About 30 000 runners take on 42.2 km through downtown Stockholm and the Royal National City Park.
When: June 1

Tjejmarathon –”Womens’ Marathon”
A 53 km cross-country race created in 2012 in response to a debate about ‘women only’ races being profiled as less challenging.
When: June 29

Stockholm Ultra Marathon
A new race run for the first time this summer. 50 or 100 km in the Royal National City Park. 
When: August 4

ITU World Triathlon Stockholm
Swedish triathlete Lisa Nordén became world champion last year and won the Olympic silver in London so the interest in this sport is booming.
When: August 24-25

Tough Viking
A 12 km obstacle course inspired by Nordic Military Training. Premieres this year!
When: September 1

Från Ö till Ö - ”From island to island”
One of the worlds’ thoughest races. Swim and run from island to island in the archipelago.
When: September 2

Stockholm Half Marathon
A classic half marathon through the streets of Stockholm, starting at the Royal Palace.
When: September 14

Sweden’s biggest cross-country race on the island of Lidingö in Stockholm.
When: September 27-29

Tjurruset – ”The Bull Run”
A cross-country race through very rough terrain. Prepare to crawl in mud!
When: October 5-6

Photo: Magnus Öst. Lisa Nordén wins ITU World Triathlon Stockholm.

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