Tag: Mallory Mead

Inequality In The Open Water – Part 1

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In 1991, Australian Shelley Taylor-Smith won the overall title for the World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation. She was the top swimmer among all the male and female participants in the professional series of marathon races that ranged from the Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy to the

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Decisions, Decisions In The Open Water

Imagine swimming across lac St-Jean in Quebec, Canada and another swimmer starts to push the pace. With over 10 km to go, you are tired but know that you have to start giving it your all. When do you continue to feed? Do you keep your own feeding schedule or do you modify your schedule to match your competitor? If they slow down, do you? If they speed

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10,000 Good Reasons To Swim In Poland

The stars are out for the BCT Gdynia Marathon in Poland with US$10,000 on the line for the first-place male and female finishers with a total pool of prizes amounts to US$28,000. Lead by Olympic marathon swimming gold medalist Eva Risztov of Hungary, the women's field includes 2 Olympic marathon swimmers, FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup winners, FINA

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