Tag: Yasunari Hirai

Swimming Santorini

Swimming Santorini Courtesy of Danijela Bogdanovic, Santorini Island, Greece. The annual Santorini Experience on Santorini Island in Greece will take place for the 6th consecutive year on the beautiful Cyclades island in October. The 2.4 km swim, which was won by Japan's Olympian Yasunari Hirai in 2019, is from the volcano to the old port of Fira in

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Nicknames of Open Water Swimmers

Nicknames of Open Water Swimmers Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. There are a number of colorful champions, powerful personalities and charismatic characters in the open water swimming world with great nicknames. Nicknames of Open Water Swimmers: Ady: Adrian Sarchet (Guernsey) Aeolian Shark: Giovanni Brancato (Italy) America's Best Girl:

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Yasunari Hirai’s Water World

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Yasunari Hirai finished within 5 seconds of the gold medalist in the 2016 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim in Copacabana Beach at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Ferry Weertman won gold in 1:52:59.8 versus Hirai who was closing very fast in 1:53:04.6. The two-time Japanese marathon swimmer is very comfortable in the

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