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Apurba Saha Wins Historic 81 km Race Down The Ganges

21 swimmers started at 5 am and 10 swimmers finished the 81 km India National Open Water Swimming Competition down The Ganges. At 50.3 miles, it is one of the world's longest races that celebrated its 75th edition this year.

Two-time defending champion Jose Luis Larrossa Chorro of Spain could not hold on to his title this year when West Bengal's 17-year-old Apurba Saha fnishing 14 minutes ahead of him

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