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Wetsuits To Be Worn In Olympic Marathon, Says FINA, As Draft Rules Rushed Through

FINA, the international federation that promoted in its ranks the man in charge of organisation on the day Fran Crippen died in a world cup race off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in 2010, will this month consider draft rules on the wearing of wet suits in the Olympic marathon at the Rio 2016 Games.

Jan-Anders Manson, the chairman of the FINA Swimsuit Approval Commission, has been asked to draw up draft rules on the wearing of wet suits in Open Water competitions where water temperatures are (or are likely) to be less than 18-20C. The death of Fran Crippen centred on the opposite end of conditions, waters and dirt temperature on the tragic day searingly hot.

read the rest on: http://www.swimvortex.com/wetsuits-to-be-worn-in-olympic-marathon-says-fina-as-draft-rules-rushed-through/