Tokyo Summer Games 2020: Marathon Swimming Tickets
2020 Games in Tokyo: Marathon Swimming - gruelling for the competitors but fun for the spectators
Swimming has been part of the Games ever since they were revived in 1896 but marathon swimming, a 10 km swim in open water, was only introduced in 2008. There are separate men’s and women’s events, but both involve a ten km course, a distance chosen because a marathon swimmer in peak condition will swim 10 km in just over two hours, giving swimming and land marathons a similar time frame. Buy or sell 2020 Games in Tokyo: Marathon Swimming tickets on StubHub.
A nail-biting contest that lasts two hours
Marathon swimming is a test of endurance and perseverance. Training has to start months in advance of the race to allow competitors to build up to a consistent pace that they can maintain throughout the race without becoming exhausted before the end of the race. Swimmers have to perfect certain tactics such as ‘drafting’, which is essentially catching the slipstream of another swimmer and making use of the reduced energy required to move through the water when in a slipstream – look out for swimmers making use of this technique in the waters around Odaiba Marine Park. Book 2020 Games in Tokyo: Marathon Swimming tickets from StubHub before availability runs out.
Odaiba Marine Park is one of the most eye-catching of the 42 venues that make up the 2020 Games in Tokyo. The events have to start early in the morning before air temperatures rise as the water temperature is already quite warm in summer and the athletes are reassured by underwater filters ensure water quality. Don’t miss the chance to spend a morning at this wonderful outdoor venue with Tokyo and the rainbow bridge creating a stunning backdrop, watching the world’s best marathon swimmers battle one another for the coveted gold medal. Expect to see athletes of the calibre of Oussama Mellouli, the Tunisian swimmer who won gold at the London Games in 2012, amongst the twenty-five elite competitors. Get your 2020 Games in Tokyo: Marathon Swimming tickets on StubHub as soon as they are released and don't worry if you inadvertently order too many, you can always resell them here later. If you're interested in other events, check out 2020 Games in Tokyo: Swimming, 2020 Games in Tokyo: Triathlon and 2020 Games in Tokyo: Artistic Swimming.
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