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Cracow, Happy Gums & Curly Brains (a lesson in reflecting)

September is over and with it ends a well-deserved break from my training routine. A whole month where I can train however I feel like. No stress, no expectations, no performance. Plenty of time to step back and to reset. This year, my break was rather intimate and mainly focused on spending quality time […]


(Article published in Helsingør Dagblad on 28th September 2016, translated by my fellow translator Billy O’Shea) “There can be a fantastic loneliness in those hours looking down into the dark depths” François Kofoed can swim practically naked for nine hours in the open sea. But he knows nothing about football, […]

Against all odds

Victory comes in many ways. That’s the beauty of it and my crossing of the Fehmarn Belt between Denmark and Germany (so-called Beltquerung) was no exception. After 10 days of waiting for the weather to change, constantly losing and regaining my faith, I finally got the go-ahead from my pilot, […]

This is it!

  THIS IS ‼️‼️ Ten long days of waiting have finally come to an end. I’ve just received the final go-ahead from the captain. I will swim tomorrow from Denmark to Germany. I will start around 6.30-7.00 am from Rødby harbour. 🏊🏊🏊👏🏼🎉  My team will take over my Facebook […]

Unleash the beast!

This is it! In a week from today, two and a half years of preparation will be put to the test. I feel strong and hungry. I can’t wait anymore. Let the hunt begin! It’s been a while since my last update, but as so often happens, no news is good […]