The Mark(s) Of A Champion

The Mark(s) Of A Champion

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Imagine running a marathon and being stung by insects that would cause you to crumble to the ground. Imagine doing a triathlon and being injected with venom that would bring tears to your eyes. Imagine competing in a race where invisible creatures are the greatest impediment to your success.

Those are the situations where open water swimmers occasionally find themselves in every ocean in the world.

The marks that jellyfish, man o war, eels, venomous fish, sharks, leopard seals and the like can leave on an open water swimmer are like nothing else in the competitive and endurance sports world.

Name the swimmer above, what caused the red marks on his torso, and where he encountered those marine creatures.

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