Marathon swimming is a class of open water swimming defined by long distances at least 10 kilometers and traditional rules based on swimming in the English Channel. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase Olympic Swimming Marathon Tickets online to enjoy its stunning performances.
Unlike marathon running races that have a set distance, marathon swims vary in distance. One of the very first swimming marathons was conducted in 1875 by Captain Matthew Webb, who was the first to cross the English Channel.
In 1926, by Gertrude Ederle when she became at 19, the first woman to swim across the Channel. In doing so, she demolished the existing world record for the crossing using crawl stroke technique.
The Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming includes three of the most well-known marathon swims: 34 kilometers across the English Channel, 32.3 kilometers between Catalina Island and the mainland in Southern California, USA, and 45.9 kilometers around Manhattan Island in New York City, USA.
The swimming competitions at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will take place from 25 July to 2 August at the Olympic Aquatics Centre. The women’s 10 km open-water marathon will be held on August 5, with the men’s race happening a day later on August 6 at the Odaiba Marine Park.
The triple crown of open water swimming includes three of the best-known marathons: 34 km across the Channel, 32.3 km between Catalina Island and the mainland in Southern California to the United States, 45.9 km around the island of Manhattan New York.
The swimming competitions of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo will take place from July 25 to August 2 at the Olympic Swimming Center. The women’s 10-kilometer open-water women’s marathon will be held on August 5 and the men’s race will be held one day later, August 6, at the Odaiba Marine Park.
Swimming in 2020 will include a total of 37 events, 18 men and women and one mixed event, including two 10-kilometer open-water marathons. This represents a slight increase over the 34 events at the previous Olympic Games. The following events will be played Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Four Draws, Relay, and Marathon.
The men’s 10-kilometer marathon at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro took place on August 16 in Fort Copacabana.
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