Rhys Mainstone, Pure And Simple

Rhys Mainstone, Pure And Simple

Rhys Mainstone of Australia is headed from Down Under to Eilat, Israel for this weekend’s FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup with some very long-term plans.

After reclaiming the Australian 10 km marathon swimming title in February, Rhys has set his sights on Israel as the first step to Rio de Janeiro.

Eilat is a great start for me.

I missed out on the Olympic selection [for London] at last year’s world championships in Shanghai. So I am setting down a four-year plan for the 2016 Rio Olympics [where the marathon swim will be held at Copacabana Beach]. For me, the new race in Israel is a major stop in the World Cup circuit. The race in Eilat is exciting and different and a great way to showcase our sport in the purest way
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