According to US Rowing officials who are already down on the ground in Beijing, practicing twice daily at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing venue where the
Olympic 10K Marathon Swim will be held, the Beijing pollution remains ubiquitous with the air thick and nasty.
They have never seen anything like it with nothing visible in the distance. The good news is that all the marathon swimmers are going to have to deal with the pollution, heat and humidity.
Photo of Chinese factory seen from hotel where US Rowing is staying.