Natalie Paul once again proved her mettle: More than 100 people from around the world competed in the “Oceanman” Openwater competition in Dubai, with Marberg’s fast swimmer becoming the fastest woman between the ages of 20 and 29. Team. She only needed 2:38:22 hours on the ten-kilometer route and consistently dominated the race. As a result, she became the second fastest woman in the competition overall.
“Dubai was a challenge, especially mentally. I’m very happy with my success, because a race is completely different than swimming alone in the ocean, “says the 27-year-old. Focus is so important in open water swimming that even the slightest carelessness can disrupt concentration. Success starts with the right attitude.
The fifth phase of Ocean Seven is planned for August
Swimming in Dubai Natalie Paul was the successful start to this year’s swimming season. At the end of May, the extreme swimmer plans to cross the Bonifacio Strait, an eleven-kilometer stretch between Corsica and Sardinia. After that, an even bigger goal awaits them: the first Germans to conquer the seven most important straits in the world, the Oceans Seven – in a bath suit, with only a bathing cap and swimming goggles. In August, Natalie Paul will begin her fifth phase: crossing the approximately 42-kilometer Kiwi Canal between the Hawaiian Islands of Molokai and Oahu. The marathon distance in the open sea will be one of her longest swims of all time.
Even for extreme swimmers, this great achievement is possible only with thorough preparation and special mental exercises. Several hours of daily training in water and weight room and special technical exercises are required. Reward: Completion of Ocean Seven brings Natalie Paul closer to each swim. Once completed in Hawaii, the extraordinary athlete will have to cross the Cook Strait between the North and South Islands of New Zealand and the North Channel between Ireland and Scotland.
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