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Thomas Lurz

CANCUN, Mexico, April 6. 75 marathon swimmers (34 women and 41 men) took the departure in Cancun (MEX) on April 5 for the second stage of the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2014, which featured extraordinarily close finishes in both races.

Among the men's tough competitive field, 2012 Olympic silver medallist Thomas Lurz (GER) took out the race in 1h56m44s. The German veteran,

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Angela Maurer

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, March 31. A total 36 swimmers (14 women and 22 men) from 16 countries took the plunge in the third leg of the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 2014, organised in Cancun (MEX) on March 29.

Powerful Angela Maurer from Germany took out the women's race in 3h25m26s3. It is the first podium for Maurer in the Grand Prix circuit this year, who won by the slimmest o

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Swimming Australia Logo

BELCONNEN, Australia, February 26. SWIMMING Australia is pleased to announce former Australian Swim Team member and current high performance coach Ron McKeon as the new National Open Water Coach and Performance Manager.

With over 30 years of professional experience working across swimming and Surf Life Saving in Australia, McKeon has a wealth of knowledge and experience to deliver Swimmin

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Pilar Geijo

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, February 10. A total 25 swimmers from 11 countries took the plunge in?the second and longest leg of the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 2014, organised in Hernandarias-Parana (ARG) on February 9.

Home favourite Pilar Geijo turned the 88km demanding effort in a class of her own, winning the?women's event with a comfortable margin in 9h27m28s. The standout swi

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Ashley Twichell at 2014 Midmar Mile

PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa, February 9. WITH 15,000 athletes lining up on the shores of the Midmar Dam, the annual Midmar Mile has become the largest open water swimming race in the world, and the 2014 edition featured Ashley Twichell and Chad Ho repeating as overall champions.

As was the case last year, Twichell had a race on her hands with Britain's Kerri-Anne Payne, but pulled

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Jarrod Poort

PERTH, Australia, February 3. AS the sun began to rise over the Swan River in Perth, hundreds of open water swimmers gathered at the Barrack Street Jetty, ready to take to the river for the 2014 BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series Swim the Swan challenge.

With over $100,000 worth of cash and prizes up for grabs and the 10km elite race doubling as the Australian Championships and a selection

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Poliana Okimoto

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, February 3. THE opening leg of the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2014 saw Brazil's Poliana Okimoto and British Thomas Allen take top honours in front of 7,000 spectators in Viedma, Argentina, on February 1. A total 59 competitors (27 women and 32 men) from 12 countries took the departure.

In the 57km Grand Prix race between Santa Fe and Coronda held on F

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GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub

LORNE, Australia, January 14. THIS past weekend, volunteers from the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club organized the GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub open water swim. The swim, hailed by meet organizers as the largest open water swim in the world, has been around for more than 30 years.

The weekend-long event includes the Lorne Mountain to Surf 8K run the previous day, as well as the Yoga Challenge, wh

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Kane Radford

TAUPO, New Zealand, January 12. WORLD championship representative Kane Radford won his second Oceania and national titles at the State New Zealand Open Water Championships in Taupo today.

Radford, who comfortably won the 10km yesterday, had a tight battle in today's 5km race before out-touching the Japanese open water champion Yasunari Hirai for the victory.

The Japan swimmer made

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Kane Radford

TAUPO, New Zealand, January 11. ROTORUA swimmer Kane Radford showed his class in winning his third straight victory at the State New Zealand Open Water Championships in Taupo today.

Radford was close to the lead throughout the 10km event which also doubled as the Oceania Championships. He broke away on the final lap for the victory in 1:58:12 from Japanese champion Yusunari Hirai and Austr

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