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Friday, March 27, 2015

Rei E Rainha Do Mar Kicks Off In 2015

Photos courtesy of Soraya Siviero at the Rei e Rainha do Mar in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Text courtesy of Vanessa Siviero.

Sunday opens the first stage of the Circuito Rei e Rainha do Mar (King and Queen of the Sea) 2015 on Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The largest festival of beach sports in Brazil, the series is part of the World Open Water Swimming Series.

Betina Lorscheitter [left above], the 2014 series champion of the second stage 2014, Samuel de Bono [second from left above], and Allan Do Carmo [third from left above] are among the Brazilian stars who participate.

Francismar Siviero and Raul Buarque are among the many masters swimmers from Grêmio Náutico União who compete in the 4 km Challenge course, the 1 km Sprint course, and the 2 km Classic course.

In addition to the pure open water swimming races, the event includes 2 km, 6 km and 12 km stand up paddle races, a 5 km beach run, and a 1 km swim + 2.5 km beach run biathlon.

For more information, visit here.

Circuito Light Rei e Rainha do Mar - Etapa Final + Desafio Elite 2014 from Rei e Rainha do Mar on Vimeo.

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