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By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Under blazing winter sunshine and in temperatures of up to 34 degrees athletes took to the waters off Rio de Janeiro this weekend, August 22nd and 23rd, to compete in the Aquece Rio Marathon Swimming and Sailing test events. Both events passed off successfully, serving as practices ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Brazil’s Allan do Carmo won the men’s Aquece Rio Marathon Swim in the sea at Copacabana Fort on Saturday (August 22nd) completing . . .

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