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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Travels Of A Professional Marathon Swimmer

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Professional marathon swimmers balance their training cycles around their national and international competitions.

Japan's Yasunari Hirai, a Brand Ambassador at Mizuno, has quite the international schedule: Hong Kong, China, Brazil, Hungary, Portugal, U.S.A., United Arab Emirates, Australia, Russia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, in addition to training in Thailand, Japan, Australia and the U.S.A.

Hirai's schedule during 2015 and 2016 is listed below:

October: FINA 10 km Marathon Swimming World Cup #7 in Hong Kong
October: FINA 10 km Marathon Swimming World Cup #6 in Chun'An, China
August: Olympic 10K Marathon Swim in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
June: FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup #3 in Balatonfüred, Hungary
June: FINA Olympic 10 km Marathon Swimming Qualifier in Setubal, Portugal
April: USA Swimming Open Water National Championship in Miromar Lakes, Florida, U.S.A.
February: FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2016 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
February: Australian Open Water Championships (5 km + 10 km) in Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

October: FINA 10 km Marathon Swimming World Cup in Hong Kong
September: 10 km Japan Open in Tateyama, Japan
August: Aquece Rio International 10 km Marathon Swimming in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
July: 16th FINA World Championships 10 km in Kazan, Russia
June: FINA 10 km Marathon Swimming World Cup in Setubal, Portugal
June: FINA 10 km Marathon Swimming World Cup in Balatonfüred, Hungary
May: Japan Open (50m pool)
May: FINA 10 km Marathon Swimming World Cup in Cancun, Mexico
April: New Zealand Ocean Swim Series Final Round in Auckland, New Zealand
April: Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Championships in Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
March: Queensland Ocean Swim Series / The Cooly Classic 2 km in Coolangatta, Australia
March: Queensland Ocean Swim Series / Kings of the Coast 3.8 km on the Sunshine Coast, Australia
February: BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series / Swim the Swan 10 km in Perth, Australia

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