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Multi-sport world champion of the South African Armed Forces

Multi-sport world champion of the South African Armed Forces

Cycling stage
Cycling stage



Swedish Armed Forces Adventure Team, 2023 Adventure Racing World Champion.


Photography: Joel Thongren/Swedish Armed Forces


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The rowing was a stage that was almost enjoyable, with the occasional speed that helped, thought Per Vestling.


Photography: Joel Thongren/Swedish Armed Forces


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During the cycling stage, Malin Hjalmarsson did a somersault over the handlebars when her front wheel got stuck in a mud hole and injured her foot, but she fought on bravely.


Photography: Joel Thongren/Swedish Armed Forces




The Safat Team, the Swedish Armed Forces Adventure Team, the Armed Forces’ elite multi-sport team, has won the World Championship in South Africa.
Photography: Joel Thongren/Swedish Armed Forces


During the week, 108 teams from nearly thirty countries participated in running, hiking, canoeing and cycling 800 kilometers across challenging terrain, alternating heat and cold with minimal sleep.

It’s especially difficult for navigators who have to stay calm when they haven’t slept more than 40 minutes in the past 24 hours, says John Carlsson, K 3, a participant on the Swedish Defense Forces team.

Others on the team are Malin Hjalmarsson, Livgardet, Oskar Svard, Ing2, and Per Vestling, I13.

WC in Adventure Racing is a rotating competition with 4 participants per team, including at least one female participant.

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