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The Stars Are Out In London, Minus One

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

The London 10km Marathon Swimming International is this week on August 13th. The tactics that the male and female Olympic 10 km marathon swimmers use a year from now may – or may not – be on display. What is going through the heads of these athletes as they give the course in the Serpentine a test? The race will be interesting for everyone involved – the top athletes, organizers, media and fans, but one hero, Keri-Anne Payne, is obviously missing.

Here are the entered athletes to date:

1. Martina Grimaldi (ITA)

2. Marianna Lymperta (GRE)

3. Melissa Gorman (AUS)

4. Poliana Okimoto (BRA)

5. Jana Pechanova (CZE)

6. Angela Maurer (GER)

7. Swann Oberson (SUI)

8. Erika Villaecija (ESP)

9. Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA)

10. Yanqiao Fang (CHN)

11. Christine Jennings (USA)

12. Kalliopi Araouzou (GRE)

13. Linsy Heister (NED)

14. Xue Li (CHN)

15. Eva Fabian (USA)

16. Ashley Twichell (USA)

17. Wing Yung Natasha Terri Tang (HGK)

18. Fiona On Yi Chan (HGK)

19. Rachel Williamson (GBR)

20. Lucy Charles (GBR)

The top men, however, are in full force:

1. Spyridon Gianniotis (GRE)

2. Thomas Lurz (GER)

3. Sergey Bolshakov (RUS)

4. Alex Meyer (USA)

5. Ky Hurst (AUS)

6. Francisco Jose Hervas Jodar (ESP)

7. Julien Sauvage (FRA)

8. Andreas Waschburger (GER)

9. Valerio Cleri (ITA)

10. Antonis Fokaidis (GRE)

11. Zibin Zhang (CHN)

12. Luca Ferretti (ITA)

13. Chris Bryan (IRL)

14. Csaba Gercsak (HUN)

15. Samuel De Bona (BRA)

16. Arseniy Lavrentyev (POR)

17. Marcus Yat Ho Yuen (HGK)

18. Tin Yu Ling (HGK)

19. Yuriy Kudinov (KAZ)

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