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BRIDI AND OLIVIER LEAD THE PACK IN SEYCHELLES

FINA CNSG Marathon Swim World Series – Seychelles Race Report.
Arianna Bridi crowned the ‘Queen of Seychelles’ as she makes it two years in a row

RACE DETAILS

Distance: 10km (6 laps of 1.6km loop course)

19 countries competing

75 athletes in total (33 women & 42 men)

WOMEN’S RACE

Perfect conditions greeted the women for their 8am race start in the beautiful resort of Beau Vallon on Mahe, the largest of the Seychelles islands. Dolphins even joined the swimmers at one point during the race where the water temperature was 29 degrees. As the race was underway it was clear that some swimmers were swimming tactically in the warm waters, with eventual winner Bridi right at the back of the pack in the early stages. Bridi later said: “Yes, I wanted to start at the back and save energy by drafting in the pack and then work my way forward when I was ready.”

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