Image courtesy of NBCOlympics.com of the Olympic triathlon in Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro.

We love the old-school, raw approach to open water swimming of professional triathlete Andrea Hewitt at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games sprint triathlon [shown on the far right at the start above]. She did not use goggles and swam the ocean leg goggleless.

One of the top performers in the ITU Triathlon World Series, the New Zealand representative finished seventh in today’s Olympic triathlon.

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