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Robert Lindberg

Robert is from Innertavle near Umeå where he lives with his wife Lina and kids Klara and Axel. He’s always been active in both team sports and individual competitions.. Robert loves heavy lifting, especially outdoors, and his spare time is mostly spent hunting moose and other wild animals with his dog. He works as a physical education teacher and tries to teach his students the body is made to be punished. Robert started adventure racing in 2005 and joined the team in 2008.


INTERVIEW

 

Where did you grow up?

Innertavle, a small village near Umeå.


Do you have any idols?

None especially, maybe Thomas Wassberg, a real grumpy workhorse (Swedish Cross Country Skier).

 

What was your first Adventure race?

TietoEnator Adventure Race 2006, in Karlstad, Sweden.

 

Little known / unlikely fact about yourself?

Hates bananas. (Bananas are for monkeys)


What will you do when your knees finally give out?

Chop wood and hunt, just like I do now but more often…


What is your occupation?

Physical Education teacher.


Worst Adventure racing experience?

Hypothermia in the Adventure Race World Championship in Scotland 2007.


Biggest “blow”?

Collapsed in a mountain marathon in 2005 and got flown out by helicopter.


Favourite Adventure Racing food?

Meat, chips and cheese.


Favourite Race?

All races that are well organised and take us to unexpected, fantastic places.

 


RESULTS

2018
2nd AR World Championship Reunion Island

2017
2nd AR World Championship Wyoming, USA


2015
2nd AR world championship Brazil
2013
1st Swedish Championships, Helags, Sweden
1st ARWS Expedition Africa, South Africa
 
2012
3rd Adventure Racing World Championship, France
1st Stockholm Extreme, Sweden
2nd APEX Alpine Expedition Race, Switzerland
 
2011
2nd Swedish Multisport Championship (Male)
 
2010
3rd Adventure Race World Championship (ARWC) Spain
7th Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge
1st Explore Sweden, Atlantic to Baltic
1st Polar Adventure Race, Sweden
 
2009
1st Explore Sweden
4th Abu Dhabi Adventure challenge
 
2008
1st Explore Sweden
4th An Turas Moor, Ireland
6th Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge
 
2007
11th ARWC Scotland
11th Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge
 
2006
1st TietoEnator Adventure Race
15th ARWC Hemavan