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REVFULOP, Hungary (Reuters) - Under cloudless summer skies, thousands of competitors plunged into the balmy waters of Balaton on Saturday to swim across Central Europe’s largest freshwater lake. Participants of the 38th Lidl Balaton Cross Swimming arrive to the finish line in Balatonboglar, Hungary, August 1, 2020. Balaton-atuszas/Handout via REUTERS. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, organisers said more than 10,000 people including children, pensioners and professional athletes had registered to take part in the annual lake swim - Europe’s longest open-water swimming contest. Bela Gurban, 66, who swam the 5.2-kilometre (3.2-mile) course for the 38th time this year, said nothing would det... Full story

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