Thursday, August 11, 2011
Hyde Park's Serpentine to host 10K swim
By Associated Press
LONDON -- London Olympic organizers will unveil another course for the 2012 Games this weekend with the test event for a 10-kilometer marathon swim in Hyde Park's Serpentine.
The event comes just days after spectators got their first look at beach volleyball at historic Horse Guards Parade despite rioting in London. A strong field including world champion Spyridon Gianniotis will take to the water of the 271-year-old artificial lake in an event open to the public.
The Serpentine already hosted part of last weekend's triathlon test even. The men's and women's races on Saturday take a different route around the serpent-shaped lake.
The beach volleyball test event on Tuesday was shortened because of the rioting.