Regardless of who leads the race, it all comes down to the speed of the swimmer in the final 200m of the 10km Marathon Swim. Coaches at the recent FINA MSWC event in Santos, Brazil said there are two key elements when identifying the potential open water swimmer: 1. Speed and 2. Mindset.
View video of race finish (46s, flashplayer required to view) via Peak Performance Coach & Motivational Speaker, Shelley Taylor Smith