This is his first 2k race of the year – it’s clearly cold and so I wouldn’t expect fast times. I think he did about 7.37.
What’s interesting is his breathing – you can hear him inhale at the catch and exhale at the finish. This implies that he inhales again during the recovery. Is doing two breaths per stroke ‘normal’? What do you do in training?
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