After an anxious 24 hours of uncertainty, the open water swimmers were informed today that the 5K, 10K and 25K world championship races will be held at Ostia Beach.
Despite talk of holding the races at Lac Bracciano, FINA announced this Sunday morning that the men's and women's 5K races are on Tuesday at Ostia Beach.
The local organizers are busy recovering from the damage caused by strong winds and heavy surf to hold the race within 48 hours.
Photos by Andrew Gemmell before (above) and after (left) the weather hit Rome show the devastation at Ostia Beach. We will cover the 5K races live at Twitter.