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Open-water marathoner elbowing her way to the Olympics

Canada’s highest-ranked, female, open-water marathon swimmer could be heading to the London Olympics this summer to become the first competitor for Canada in the sport. The 10-kilometre, open-water marathon became an Olympic event for the first time during the Summer Olympics at Beijing in 2008. Zsofia Balazs, 21, said she has more focus this year and will not let her fear of open-water competition stop her from reaching her goal of competing for Canada at the Olympics.