Six of Britain’s best Marathon swimmers are out in Abu Dhabi this week, preparing for Friday’s FINA/HOSA 10km World Cup race, the second leg of the World Cup tour.
Amongst the six in the United Arab Emirates is Olympic silver medallist and former World Champion Keri-anne Payne, and Jack Burnell who claimed gold and silver medals at the Australian Open Water Championships less than two weeks ago.
Loughborough swimmers Caleb Hughes and Toby Robinson will join Burnell in the men’s race, whilst City of Swansea’s Sophie Evans and University of Stirling’s Danielle Huskisson will be representing GB in the women’s competition, all hoping to make a strong start their 2016 World Cup challenge.
The competition will take place at the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sport Club, pictured above.
The World Cup circuit comprises of seven races across the world, from Argentina to Hong Kong. Following the Abu Dhabi leg, the swimmers will have to wait a few months for the next stage of the World Cup, which is set to be held in the Hungarian town of Balatonfüred on June 18.