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World highest altitude swimming race kicks off

Beijing: The fourth International Limit Challenging Race of Winter Swimming across Yellow River started in China's Qinghai Province Sunday.Being hosted in Guide County at an altitude of 2,200 metres in Tibetan Plateau, the world's highest
IANS January 05, 2014 12:44 IST
IANS
Beijing: The fourth International Limit Challenging Race of Winter Swimming across Yellow River started in China's Qinghai Province Sunday.


Being hosted in Guide County at an altitude of 2,200 metres in Tibetan Plateau, the world's highest altitude swimming race has attracted 44 swimmers from France, Belarus, Iceland, Russia, Slovakia, Italy, Spain, Ukraine and host China.

Low water temperature, high altitude, thin oxygen and long swimming distance all blended well, making Guide an ideal place to host international winter swimming race.

The race has attracted swimming enthusiasts from home and abroad every year.