The XXI Commonwealth Games will be hosted in the stunning venue of the Gold Coast, Australia with the beautiful Coral Sea lapping at the shoreline. But there is one sport, synonymous with Australia that is sadly missing - the Marathon swim. Despite being ideally located, not needing any venue build costs and with sure fire medals for the host country, there i...
Swimming is a sport with a proud history and heritage. Swimming was one of only nine sports in the first modern Olympic Games in Athens 1896, and has kept its place ever since with largely the same events as over 100 years ago. However, recently a few innovations in the sport have surfaced. Here we take a look at the best swimming innovations:
Marathon Swimming is defined by distance. Marathon Swims are categorised as anything equal to or greater than 10KM. There are hundreds of events worldwide for the marathon swimmer. Sea, rivers, lakes and lochs all host swimmers going the distance. Events can be mass participation of elite with many catering for both.
The pioneers of endurance. The first modern day marathoners were not runners. So, despite marathons being long associated with running, arguably the first modern day marathoner was Capt. Webb. Decades ahead of his time and ahead of the sport of athletics with his marathon swim across the channel.