Marcin Runs Free
We welcome Marcin Swierc to the 2021 Naked family. Marcin has stood with the Polish flag flying high on the podium in Chamonix, the capital of ultra trail running, where the best ultra runners from all over the world fight for victory.
Marcin started running in 2002 where he naturally gravitated to trail running in the mountains. In 2007 he graduated the Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy in Opole and obtained 2nd Level Certification in sports coaching. He uses his coaching skills to push himself and his students to the next level.
Year after year Marcin continues to develop in international races. He took 4th place in the Ultra Skyrunnning series. He participated in many prestigious races all over the world... Transvulcania (La Palma, Spain), Marathon du Mont Blanc (Chamonix, France), Ultra Trail Australia (Blue Montains, Australia) and the Great Wall Marathon (Beijing, China) to name a few.
All these experiences helped him fight for the podium in 2017 at the CCC rase (festival UTMB) where he finished in 2nd place. The list of elite runners who competed in this race is very long and Marcin showed that he is one of the best among them. In 2018 Marcin came back to Chamonix, this time he chose TDS. On the last refreshment point he was in 2nd place but a broken headlamp set him back. Dylan Bowman who was in 3rd place passed him. With great dedication Marcin didn't give up. On the last 8km he passed everyone landing himself in 1st place!
If you ask Marcin today he will tell you his next goal is UTMB in 2022. Apart from races you can find Marcin at schools and charity events. In 2020 he set up the foundation “In Mountains Hearts” with his two friends, which helps disabled people ascend mountain peaks. You can follow along with Marcin's journey on his instagram as well as his website. We are honored to have Marcin running Naked and we look forward on the year ahead.