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Let’s go skiing now

Just three days left before our cross-country skiing “Morathon” (’cause you see … it ends in the town of Mora … Mora … Marath… never mind). Very much like during a Channel swim, it is possible to send us some … Continue reading

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Blog updates

I’ve updated, rewritten and created a bunch of pages of this blog which is still very much under construction. Don’t hesitate to let me know if you’ve got any suggestions of pages, posts, modifications to the appearance, content, author, anything. … Continue reading

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Vasaloppet … one week to go

Short post just to celebrate the fact that there’s just about 7 days before talking part in the Öppet Spår version of Vasaloppet (still 90km) and that it’s now taper (and pasta) time! We’ve done as much training as we … Continue reading

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Stephen Redmond – 71.4% completed

Just a quick post to inform whoever is strolling around these pages and doesn’t know it already that … Swimmer extraordinaire Stephen Redmond from County Cork, Ireland has just completed his 5th swim out of the 7 that make up … Continue reading

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Counting Strokes

The most common questions (along with ”How thick is your wetsuit?”) you get asked after someone reads ”English Channel Swimmer” one line under your name on your name-tag: – What do you think about during long swims? Don’t you get … Continue reading

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Open-water butterfly stroke

Here’s a short video clip taken by Greta during my (unsuccessful) 24km medley swim attempt. What you’re seeing is a butterfly stroke with a Stroke Rate of about 20 strokes per minute (one stroke every third second) and a speed … Continue reading

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Two technical questions

I would like to facilitate donations to my two chosen charities. What sort of widget/plugin/platform would you recommend for fundraising? The charities I’ve chosen aren’t in the lists for mycharity.ie or humanitic.fr … Any idea what the reason is why … Continue reading

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Bad influence!

Not sure if this has only hit the swedish radio waves … Put a La la lu on, come on, come on Grow your hair out long, come on, come Put a t-shirt on Do me wrong, do me wrong, … Continue reading

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Tjugo vikingamil

Three weeks to go before Vasaloppet (non-televised, open-track version, with wetsuit). We’ve had just about one month of proper cross-country training this year due to the late arrival of winter … which isn’t a hell of a lot, but the … Continue reading

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Where it all started…

I finally remembered where this butterfly business all started. See, I have been asked this quite a few times already in the short period of time when my intention to swim butterfly across the English Channel has been made public. … Continue reading

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