London's Olympic 10K Marathon Swim Plans Unveiled

London’s Olympic 10K Marathon Swim Plans Unveiled

The plans for the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2012 London Olympics were officially submitted to the London Olympic Organising Committee.

The carefully guarded plans will help showcase the sport in unique and entertaining ways. Undoubtedly, the eyes of the sporting public will be amazed at the sport’s presentation in London 2012.

Sam Greetham, one of the visionaries behind the innovative Olympic 10K Marathon Swim course, is truly rolling out the red carpet for the world’s fastest swimmers with GPS tracking, real-time heart rate monitoring of the athletes, elevated seating for turn judges along the course and a finish before fixed seating of 30,000 while tens of thousands of spectators will be able to watch the races close-by from the shoreline for free.

Great Britain’s Cassie Patten, who won bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, said of the six-loop course in the middle of Hyde Park within view of Buckingham Palace, “It will be very special racing in the middle of London – I’ve got goosebumps thinking about it. The six laps will mean more turns, but we’ll have to embrace the fact that it’s going to be different..”

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