It's A Stretch In The Open Water

It’s A Stretch In The Open Water

At the finish of the 3 hour 13 minute 15 km FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix (Maratón Cancún in Cancun, Czech Olympian Jana Pechanová won in a close battle over two-time Olympian Angela Maurer 3:13:14.21 to 3:13:14.54.

Athletes in elite open water swimming competitions must touch the vertical plane of the finish. It is a touch that is official; not the breaking of the plane of the goal.

Video cameras are placed at various locations around the finish in order to determine the order of close finishes.

Photo courtesy of Christian Palma.

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