Monday, August 18, 2008

Chloe in the Right Position at the Right Time

During today's random selection of starting positions, Chloe Sutton was given position #19. Chloe is sandwiched between one of the world's most experienced female open water swimmers, Angela Maurer of Germany, and her Brazilian rival, Poliana Okimoto.

The first buoy with a sharp 90ยบ turn is less than 150 meters from the starting pontoon, so it should be a very exciting, physical first 200 meters.

Watch the women's race on USA Network which is planning to televise 3 seven-minutes portions, including the very important last lap. The race starts at 9 pm ET on Tuesday, August 19th.

The entire race can be seen online at NBC Olympics. The live webcast will provide play-by-play analysis and live commentary and will be archived for later viewing.

Photo by Pei Qingsheng at the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim qualification race.

Copyright © 2008 by World Open Water Swimming Association

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