Won Amur Bay marathon swim.

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    On the 30th of June I took part in Marathon Swim in Vladivostok - Amur Bay Swim.
    The weather was awful - fog and headwind...had to swim against waves all the distance.
    I was a winner in 'without fins' category.
    Swam distance of 18km (11,2 miles) in 5 hours 9 minutes.

    Announcement of the event
    Marathon swim "Amur Bay - 2018" will be held in Vladivostok
    Amur Bay Swim 2018 Long Distance 12 km (1 km for beginners)

    Short video about how it was
     
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    What is kraut?
     
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    Marion must be meaning sauerkraut = kvashenaya kapusta (unfortunately, the system doesn't allow me to type in Russian)
     
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    I found that translation but I couldn't catch what he meant.
     
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    Congrats that is remarkable! I was wondering what you do about dehydration. Are there stations where you can get water along the way?
     
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    As you can see in video, there were boats along the distance - 25-30 boats of swimming commitee, life guards and volunteers. All of them offered water, bananas and special sweet fast feeding.

    No stations but floating flags each 300 meters.
    But visibility was too low because of waves and fog so sometimes I swam wrong direction... staff on boats helped by pointing where to swim.
    Only 30% of swimmers finished this time. It was pretty hard challenge.
     
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