Friday, August 22, 2008

Olympic 10K Marathon Swim Replays

The two grueling Olympic 10K Marathon Swims in Beijing were truly special.

The incredible pace set by the British swimmers (David Davies in the men's race and Keri-Anne Payne and Cassandra Patten in the women's race), the dramatic come-from-behind victories by Maarten van der Weijden and Larisa Ilchenko, and the (generally unseen) physicality of the event can be enjoyed - anytime at your convenience - on

Click here for the men's race.

Click here for the women's race.

"It was a typical race," said American Mark Warkentin. "There were bursts of speed and lots of physical contact."

Photo of an exhausted 16th-place Natalie du Toit after women's race.

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