Running Towards The Finish

Running Towards The Finish

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

With fewer than 600 days before the next Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and fewer than 200 days before the first Olympic marathon swimming qualifier in Russia, athletes are really focusing on their training now.



Their coaches, friends, teammates, family members and neighbors are all giving the aspiring athletes support and help pushing them along the way in various ways.



But there will be no greater pressure than on the fast-swimming Brazilian team like Ana Marcela Cunha and Allan do Carmo whose podium finishes are a national expectation in Brazil.

Photo shows Ashley Twichell and Ana Marcela Cunha running with support by Lexie Kelly.

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