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Early in the race with the teams still close together Boris Bogdan (SUI) and Elia Rossini (ITA) launch into the water for another swim but this team ended up not finishing.
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Teams of two from all over the world swim past the downtown of Hvar and the Hvar castle looming above.
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Fast triathletes Pontus Lindberg (SWE) and George Bjälkemo (SWE) of Team Garmin are very experienced athletes and they finished 3rd overall at the end.
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The French mixed team of Caroline Dewaele and Nicolas Dewaele run along the coast near Hvar on fairly tricky terrain.
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The setting for this race is simply beautiful, but the athletes had to focus on the task at hand.
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The winning mixed team of Annika Ericsson (SWE) and Stefano Prestinoni (SWE) starts another swim still hotly pursued by eventual second placed mixed team of Jasmina Glad Schreven (FIN) and Thomas Schreven (NED) but in the end the gap was significant.
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Mattias Jonsson (SWE) and Emil Carlsson (SWE) cross this section of water on the way to 11th place in the male division.
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With the eyes already focused on the path ahead Swedes Henrik Wahlberg and Simon Börjesson of Team Löplabbet on the way to a finish time of 6:28:16 and 7th place in the male division.
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Running happily together the French mixed team of Sabrina Maurette and Ludovic Maillard (FRA) grabbed third place in 7:00:03.
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Swedes Henrik Roström and Axel Pettersson enjoy a stunning view as they run along this ridge on the way to 20th place.
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Diane Sadik (SUI) and Charlotte Eriksson (SWE) of Team Swimrunshop.com dominated the female division with great speed and smooth transitions.
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The winning Swedish Armed Forces team of Lelle Moberg & Daniel Hansson (SWE) crushed the course in 5:55:08, but it was not easy for them. They were challenged all day by several other teams.
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A beautiful underwater study of Pontus Lindberg (SWE) and George Bjälkemo (SWE) of Team Garmin in action during the race.
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Stunning and beautiful indeed.
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Run, swim, run. There was plenty of running and swimming to do in this event.
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Some of the swim sections were challenging and beautiful.
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Fighting choppy waters and other teams close by.
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Running through a forest but at this time of the day not much shade is offered.
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Annika Åström (SWE) and Lovisa Jönsson (SWE) of Team Powerwoman grabbed second place in the female division in 8:08:45.
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Folks walking in town get some additional entertainment and action on this day. Wetsuit clad runners with paddles, pull buoys and sometimes even tethered.