In 14°C (57°F) water under intermittent rain in Puerto Varas y Santiago, Chile, the four-person relay with Eva Fabian just out-touched the relay led by Poliana Okimoto to kick-off the Desafio Internacional Puerto Varas de Aguas Abiertas (Puerto Vara International Open Water Swimming Challenge) this Saturday morning.
Later, Eva competed in the 2K race with the men and women competing together. Eva and the first place male tied for first in 25 minutes and 23 seconds. Eva's father and coach reported, "It was extremely cold and some swimmers used wetsuits. The sportsmanship shown by all the competitors was at the highest level. The athletes, coaches and spectators are all supportive of one another. It was very exciting to be a part of this competition. Tomorrow is the 5K."
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