The FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup and the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix returns to the Americas with the Maratón Cancún next week in Mexico. With each subsequent race, the Olympics gets closer and closer and the intensity is notched higher and higher.

Video from La Patagones Viedma in Argentina shows how fast Olympic marathon swimming gold medal favorite Spyridon Gianniotis picks up his pace over the last 50 meters of the men’s finish:

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