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Vladimir Nefatov, Serving With A Smile

Russian Vladimir Nefatov one of the bilingual swimmers of the Bering Strait Swim.

He also served as the one of the starters in the 6-day, 121-person relay expedition that was nominated for the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.

"He was one of the toughest guys out there," recalls teammate Nuala Moore. With a huge smile and twinkle in his eye, Nefatov earned the respect of everyone out there.

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Breaststroke The Hard Way

With the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games coming up, the Olympic torch is being carried to the home of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

It was carried over ice-cold rivers and mountains on its way to Sochi with the help of famed Russian ice swimmers Alexander Brylin and Sergey Popov. They both served as the Russian representatives on the Bering Strait Swim. Brylin and Popov led the flag-carrying ceremony in 2ºC (35.6ºF) water with fragments of ice floating about in the Amur River.

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