Who is going to be King of the Sea? Who is going to reign over the 2016 Rio Olympics marathon course? Who is going to win the 2012 race on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro front of a national television audience? Can anyone knock off Ous Mellouli? Does Trent Grimsey have what it takes? Does Allan do Carmo?

Pedro Rego Monteiro announced the following pro athletes who are invited to compete at the 2012 King and Queen of the Sea Swim Series Elite Challenge on December 14-16:

 

 

1. Allan do Carmo (Brazil)
2. Samuel de Bona (Brazil)
3. Luis Rogerio Arapirica (Brazil)
4. Rafael Gonçalves (Brazil)
5. Chad Ho (South Africa)
6. Trent Grimsey (Australia)
7. Oussama Mellouli (Tunisia)
8. Alexander Studzinski (Germany)
9. Valerio Cleri (Italy)
10. Lucas Kanieski (Brazil)

Video of the transition during the 2011 race:

 

 

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