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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi! Oi! Oi! Chase Is On
Soon after the men passed the 5 km halfway mark at today's Olympic 10K Marathon Swim on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, they started to give chase to leader Jarrod Poort of Australia.
The stroke rate and kick beat of all the swimmers in the trailing pack has turned up a significant notch.
Poort's maximum lead was 1 minute 15 seconds. Every 100 meters, the chase group is slowly reeling the gutsy Australian in with men like Marc-Antoine Olivier of France pushing the pace. But the gap still remains significant and if Poort pulls this strategy off, it will be a tremendous upset.
For the final Olympic 10K Marathon Swim results and recounting of the dramatic finish, read here.
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