Ben & Rhian Martin – Elite Swim/Run (Ötillo) Athletes
Ben & Rhian Martin, a husband and wife duo, are one of the world’s leading swim run teams.
Currently ranked 17h Mixed in the World, 56th overall team and top British Mixed Team in the ÖTILLÖ World Series Rankings.
Swim Run is an endurance team based sport, with the World Championships in Sweden each year where the top 30 teams qualify. It is 65KM running and 10KM swimming running over and swimming between 26 islands – you are tied together for the duration.
Ben & Rhian came 3rd at Germany ÖTILLÖ World Series event in October 2016, securing their spot at the 2017 World Championships. Prior to this they came 5th at the Engadin ÖTILLÖ Switzerland World Series.
Their swim run career began the year before when they won the 3 UK ÖTILLÖ Training Series events at Eton Dorney.
Rhian is a former Great Britain elite triathlete and competed for Wales at triathlon, duathlon, swimming and cross country (and also an iron(wo)man). Ben has been National Masters 1500M champion and is an Ironman.
This year aside from the World Championships they are targeting podiums at ÖTILLÖ Hvar World Series and ÖTILLÖ Isle of Scilly World Series.
No1 mixed team in World – in Swim Run rankings
No1 team in UK (all categories)
World Series Bronze at 1000 lakes Germany (mixed team) – 33K run, 7.5K Swim
World Series Bronze Isle of Scilly (mixed team) – 30K run, 8K swim
10th mixed team in World Swim Run Championship – 65K Run, 10K Swim. Top British team overall
10th in Hvar World Series (after adding on an extra hour by getting lost!)