German Consistency in the Open Water

German Consistency in the Open Water

Way back in the pre-Olympic marathon swimming era at the 3rd FINA World Open Water Swimming Championships held in Dubai in 2004, Thomas Lurz was making a name for himself as a 25-year-old world champion open water swimmer. In the river through the heart of Dubai, he won a dramatic come-from-way-behind victory over Alan Bircher of Great Britain who had built-up an early 400-meter lead in one of the most dramatic international races ever held. And, remarkably, 8 years later, humble, soft-spoken 33-year-old is still leading the charge with a...

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