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Mermaid Merle To Marathon

Mermaid Merle To Marathon

Courtesy of WOWSA, Virginia Key, Biscayne Bay, Florida.

Merle Liivand runs companies both in her adopted Florida and her native Estonia, models, serves as an ambassador for a number of charitable causes, and also enjoys the life of a mermaid.

It is a given that she will compete in the 10 km marathon swim at the 2019 U.S. Open Water Swimming Championships in Virginia Key on Biscayne Bay in South Florida – but she will be doing it without her mermaid fin.

I am going swim at the 2019 FINA World Championships this summer in South Korea in the 5 km and 10 km races, but this weekend I am doing something different: I am going to swim 2 miles around Miami Island for Ocean Awareness.”

For more information on the open water swimming national championships that are run concurrently with the Swim Miami event, visit here and here.

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