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Swimming men marathon 10km

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Proud gold for Tunisia

London 2012 - Oussama Mellouli proudly wears Tunisia’s only gold medal from the London 2012 games in the men’s open water 10km marathon swim. Mellouli also earned bronze in the 1500m freestyle and becomes the first swimmer to medal in both pool and open water swimming events.
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Spectators watch marathon swim

London 2012 - Spectators line the shore of the Hyde Park venue to witness the men’s swim marathon. Petar Stoychev (number 14) of Bulgaria swims alongside Andreas Waschburger (number 10) of Germany.
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Tunisian pride

London 2012 - Supporters of Oussama Mellouli proudly hold their Tunisia scarves. Melloui is responsible for earning two of Tunisia’s three Olympic medals; bronze in the 1500m pool event and gold in the open water 10km marathon.
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Mellouli wins marathon swim

London 2012 - Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia looks up and rejoices winning the swim marathon. After 10km Mellouli’s margin of victory is just over 3 seconds ahead of Thomas Lurz of Germany.
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Marathon swimmers stroke for stroke

London 2012 - Athletes swim stroke for stroke in the men’s 10km open water marathon.
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Lurz 2nd in swim marathon

London 2012 - Thomas Lurz of Germany finishes second in the men’s swim marathon just a few seconds behind Mellouli of Tunisia.
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Respect on the marathon swim podium

London 2012 - Richard Weinberger of Canada earns bronze and congratulates Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia on his gold medal in the men’s 10km marathon swim event.
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Large crowd for the swim marathon

London 2012 - The men’s marathon swim generated a large turnout of spectators at the Hyde Park venue.
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Exhausted marathon swimmer

London 2012 - Arseniy Lavrentyev of Portugal recovers from an exhausting men’s 10km marathon swim at Hyde Park on 10 August, 2012.
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Men’s marathon swim start

London 2012 - Men dive into open water at the Hyde Park venue to begin the 10km marathon swim event.
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