Rio 2016 Marathon Swimming Test Event -- Photodesk

(ATR) 50 swimmers took part in the test event for the marathon swim on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro Aug 22.

(ATR)On Aug. 22-23 50 swimmers took part in the test event for the marathon swim on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro.

Choppy waves and chilly waters marked the event, which swimmers praised for the outstanding scenery and challenging course.

Allan do Carmo of Brazil won the men's race, while Keri-Anne Payne of Great Britain took home the gold at the women's event.

Around the Rings was on-the-scene for the two races in the heart of Rio.

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