Paris Olympics, 2024

Yep - he's been quietly building towards it for the last few months. Hard to see him being competitive since the race is totally different to pool swimming - cold water, loads of tactical pack swimming and clipping into each other for 9.5km, then a bunch sprint before an all out massacre and dust-up as they head for the line.
Wiffen has always silenced the doubters though - so, who knows. In fairness, Florian Wellbrock has managed both disciplines and actually took gold in Tokyo in the 10k so it's definitely possible. Wellbrock went out hard and stayed there, so he had no crowding to deal with - but he had no slipstreaming either so it was a tough spin.

A lad from our own club has been selected to swim for Ireland in the 5km event at the Euro youth championships on Friday - that's taking place in a loop off the Danube in Vienna. He'll have the bruises to show for it afterwards.
 
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