Alexander Studzinski of Germany (representing Europe), Daniel Katzir of Israel (representing Asia), Kane Radford (shown on left representing Oceania), Ivan Lopez of Mexico (representing the Americas) and Chad Ho of South Africa (representing Africa) will comprise of the Five Continent Team who will compete head-to-head against five top Brazilian swimmers in the new 10K Sea King Challenge.
The Sea King Challenge will be held on the 2016 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim course in Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
It will be quite a battle between the foreigners and the local Brazilians, televised on TV GLOBO and broadcast on the popular Esporte Espetacular program on Sunday, December 13th. After each 2K loop, the athletes will run up onto the sand in front of the TV cameras and then dive back into the beach in an open water criterium race.
In another exciting twist, the ten athletes will race a 400-meter ocean swim the day before the race. The winner of pre-race race will receive a head start on race day over the remaining nine swimmers with everyone starting in order of their finish. So the second-place finisher will start a few seconds behind the winner; the third-place finisher will start a few seconds behind him, etc.