2 swimmers drop out of hot Olympic marathon swimming

Aug 4, 2021, 4:17 AM | Updated: 4:19 pm

TOKYO (AP) — David Aubry of France dropped out of the men’s 10-kilometer Olympic marathon swimming in the later stages of the seven-lap race.

He was wheeled off on a stretcher after coming out of the water Thursday.

Aubry had raced near the back of the 26-man field.

Also dropping out was Hector Pardoe of Britain.

The race went off with temperatures in the 80s Fahrenheit (20s Celsius) and humidity of 69%.

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