Tag: David Davies

Mark Warkentin On Being An Olympian

Mark Warkentin On Being An Olympian Courtesy of WOWSA, Beijing, China. Mark Warkentin, a 2008 Olympic marathon swimmer from Santa Barbara, California, had trained with and raced against Olympic medalists and Olympians for much of his pool swimming career. But it was not until the 2008 World Open Water Swimming Championships in Sevilla, Spain until he

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The Welcomed Agony Of Open Water Swimming`

When we hear ice swimmers, channel swimmers, marathon swimmers and professional swimmers talk about the pain and agony of open water swimming, we ponder how unique and inspirational these athletes are. Ashley Twichell says, ...at the end of every 10 km …those last 100 meters your body, muscles, and brain are typically all screaming in pain - that feeling of

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