The club IK Ymer, with whom we share much of our heritage, has a long running history that stretches back more than a century. On May 21, 1950, the club made history by winning the historic Stockholm city relay, an achievement that has become legendary within the club.

This historic victory has inspired YMR Track Club to create one of our most iconic collections, which is a tribute to this memorable relay that finished inside Stockholm Stadium - the same place where the runners of the Stockholm Marathon finish.


The race itself became a raucous duel through Stockholm with a jubilant crowd along the streets cheering on the runners. It was an even race and Ymer was by no means a favorite to win the classic relay. When it was time for the last stretch over 5 km, it turned out that Gösta Jacobsson from our team, surprisingly, was up among the top three teams.


When the runners turned into a packed Stockholm Stadium on Vallhallavägen, the crowd was in ecstasy. Now it would be decided which team would win the relay! Gösta was very strong and with 150 meters out ran the other teams and managed to win the entire Stockholm City Race. At the finish line, team coach Sten Bussqvist embraced the jubilant Gösta Jacobsson who saved the victory.


The story of the win in the Stockholm City Race does not reveal whether the runners ran along Söder Mälarstrand in central Stockholm. Söder Mälarstrand is a magical place in Stockholm for running, where the pulse of the city meets the water. Runners have gathered here in all ages when they run in beautiful Stockholm. When you reach one of the bridges, you run to the shore on the other side of the water, Norr Mälarstrand, which also has a place in Stockholmers' running hearts.

Each garment in the Söder Mälarstrand collection carries the spirit of that victorious day, combined with modern design and technology, to honor tradition and inspire the runners of the future. The Söder Mälarstrand collection is a tribute to the mighty victory more than seventy years ago and to the beautiful city of Stockholm where the race took place.

Now we wish all runners the BEST OF LUCK in this year's edition of the Stockholm Marathon for new memories, inspiration and personal victories.

Söder Mälarstrand Shorts Green Shorts YMR Track Club
Söder Mälarstrand Shorts Green Shorts YMR Track Club