The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

What is the look of a champion?

Vladimir Dyatchin of Russia and Gerry Rodrigues seem to have it. In addition to great aerobic capacity, high navigational IQ and top-notch racing savvy, these guys have the intensity and focus of a champion. Look at their eyes on the photos on left.

Dyatchin is shown above finishing at the 2008 FINA World Open Water Swimming Championships in Seville where he qualified first for the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim. Rodrigues is shown below exiting the water to win the La Jolla Rough Water Swim, America’s Premier Rough Water Swim that has been held since 1916.

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