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Saturday, August 3, 2013

The Calm Before The Storm

Despite the impending storm, the 25 professional marathon swimmers are a picture of calm, composure, and confidence.

The camaraderie among these aquatic adventurers is wonderful to see as they prepare for an 8-10 hour battle against turbulence, winds, rain, and possibly lightening.

30 minutes into the race, Simone Ercoli of Italy is leading the pack followed by Damian Blaum of Argentina, Lexie Kelly of the USA, and Olympic medalist Martina Grimaldi.

Richard Weinberger is sitting back in the pack like a possum with Pilar Geijo of Argentina while the rest of the swimmers are hitting a relentless stiff wind and irritating oncoming surface chop.

It is going to be a long, hard day out on lac Memphremagog.

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