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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.