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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Cycling In Yamanaka Recalls Feat Of Lynne Cox

Courtesy of Inside The Games.

At the Tokyo 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the cycling road races (270 km for men + 143 km for women) will finish near Mount Fuji after starting in Tokyo.

The cyclists will pass Lake Yamanaka and will ascend part of Mount Fuji before concluding at the Fuji Speedway.

Locals describe the course. "For the athletes, it will be tough, with a lot of difference in elevation. But it is a wonderful course with Mount Fuji in the background."

While Mount Fuji will a scenic attraction of the Olympic road races on July 25th-26th 2020, open water swimmers who view the cycling races will marvel at the beauty of the Five Lakes of Mount Fuji.

"With Mount Fuji rising majestically in the background, swimming in glassy conditions on any of the surrounding five lakes - Lake Kawaguchi, Lake Motosu, Lake Sai, Lake Shoji or Lake Yamanaka - is a surreal experience," describes Steven Munatones. "As you raise their head to sight, you can take in the picturesque towns of the area and the peak of Mount Fuji 3,776 meters (12,389 feet) above, and see a beautiful reflection of the largest mountain of Japan on the water's surface."

Back in 1985, Lynne Cox visited Japan on one of her 12 swims of her Around the World in 80 Days event. In the course of her global journey, she became the first person to swim across the Five Lakes of Mount Fuji that ring the largest mountain and active volcano in Japan at 3,776m (12,389 feet).

She swam across Lake Yamanaka, Lake Kawaguchi, Lake Sai, Lake Shoji, and Lake Motosu, located 100 km south of Tokyo.

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