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US Team in World’s Toughest Endurance Race

December 20, 2021

One Water Race, The Ultimate Proof of Human Capacity

On November 18th, registration opened for One Water Race, the world’s toughest endurance race, 23-25 August 2022. The interest is great and registrations have been received from all over the world. The United States has secured participation for its top team with world athletes and are ready for the first race to be held in the Stockholm archipelago. Registration is open until January 20th.

The first official One Water Race, August 23-25, 2022, a new concept that strives to establish the world’s toughest endurance race. The racers will face one of humanity’s toughest challenges, over land and sea, 250 km. A new era in endurance racing and climate activation – all for the benefit of our world waters and the award of $100,000 in prize money.

– We are overwhelmed by the reception One Water Race has received so far. We are very happy and proud to receive the opportunity to lift endurance racing to a new level, but above all how we through the race can create attention for our world waters, says Thomas Ogander.

One Water Race is a concept created to be the ultimate proof of human capacity, through a unique combination of adventure racing, orienteering, swimrun, ultramarathon and the distance and combination of running, swimming and navigation. One Water Race is a professional race and created for the best endurance racers in the world. A level required to meet the extreme challenge, 250 kilometers from Arholma in the north to Landsort in the south, a distance of 6 marathons running and swimming. Nonstop.

One Water Race is adapted for a maximum of 10 teams, each team consists of 3 racers and a team captain, with both sexes needing to be represented and be out on the course the entire time. One Water Race wants to reward the racers for the extreme effort required with one of the highest prize money in endurance racing, $ 100,000.

The admissions process is tough and it is of the utmost importance to ensure that participating teams have the required capacity. The first draft is now complete and Thomas Ogander can present the first team in One Water Race 2022 – Team No 1 from USA. The team has an impressive track record from both the Olympics and world championships in triathlon, adventure racing, swimming, pool & open water and swimrun with extensive routine and experience. The team and the participants meet all the requirements and expectations required to be on the starting line in One Water Race 2022.

Team No 1, USA

Jarrod Shoemaker, 39, Clermont, Florida, USA
Sara McLarty, 38, Clermont, Florida, USA
Misty Becerra, 40, Clermont, Florida, USA
Ron Eaglin, 59, Deland, Florida, USA

– The team members complement each other and possess the merits, experiences and personalities required to take on this extreme challenge. It’s this level of teams and individuals who deserve to fight for victory. We are happy the word about One Water Race is spreading globally and that we now have a top American team in the race. We welcome Team No 1 to One Water Race 2022, says Thomas Ogander.

– Our goal is to win One Water Race. We have the capacity to be competitive against the absolute best in the world within this genre. But we know that our biggest challenge will be the Swedish teams, who know the terrain and have the opportunity to train in the archipelago. One Water Race has an important purpose, which we support to 100% and we look forward to coming to Stockholm, says Sara McLarty.

Merits Team No 1, USA

Jarrod Shoemaker

  • 2008 US Olympic Triathlete
  • 2005 U23 Triathlon World Champion
  • 2009 Duathlon World Champion
  • 2009 Hamburg World Series Triathlon Champion
  • 3x USA Triathlon National Champion
  • 2005-2016 Triathlon National Team Member
  • 2021 Sea to Sea 72 Hour Adventure Race Champion
  • Multiple Adventure Races (12-24 hours, multiple podium finishes)
  • Ironman Boulder 2017 (8:20 finish time)
  • 2021 SwimRun NC Overall Champion

Misty Becerra

  • 2014 Xterra Age Group National Champion
  • 2015, 2016 Otillo World Championship (top American team)
  • 2016 Swimrun – Maine 2016 (2nd place female team)
  • 2017 Adventure Racing World Championship finishers (144 hours)
  • 2017, 2018 USA AR National Championships Finishers (30 hours)
  • 2018 Belize World Series Adventure Race Finishers (96 hours)
  • 2017-2021 4 x Sea2Sea 72 HR adventure race (72 hours)
  • 2017, 2019 Swimrun NC Hanging Rock (1st place female team)

Sara McLarty

  • 2004 FINA Swimming World Championships (pool swimming)
  • 2005 FINA Swimming World Championships (open water swimming)
  • 2005-2011 Triathlon World Championships
  • 2007 Aquathlon World Championships
  • 2005 Lifeguard World Championships
  • 2015, 2016 Swimrun World Championships
  • 2017 Adventure Racing World Championships

Ron Eaglin

  • Competitive navigation events since 1990 (orienteering and Rogaine)
  • Adventure Racing since 1997
  • Competed (and navigated) in 100+ adventure races up to 10 days
  • Primal Quest, Expedition Alaska, AR World Championships, and multiple international races

One Water Race: August 23-25, 2022

Teams:     Max 10 mixed three-man teams, consisting of women and men, from all over the world.

Distance:  250 km, of which 200 km running and 50 km swimming.

Location:  Stockholm archipelago, Sweden

Start:         Arholma

Finish:      Landsort

Prize money: USD 100,000

One Water Race

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/644496704

TV studio: https://vimeo.com/647430376

For further information, high-resolution images and interview requests, please contact:

Heléne Airijoki, press contact SpoilConcept, email: helene.airijoki@spoilconcept.se or +46 73 385 03 19.

Thomas Ogander, One Water Race, email: thomas.ogander@onewaterrace.com or +46 70 749 00 85.

 

Photo caption: Left to right: Sara McLarty, Jarrod Shoemaker & Misty Becerra