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PAYNE LEADS BRITISH GAS TEAM IN NEW YORK SWIM

03 Sep 2009

World Champion and Olympic medallist Keri-Anne Payne will compete in the latest leg of the FINA Marathon Swimming World Cup series in New York as part of a strong British Gas Swimming Team.

The British contingent includes three Olympic medallists from Beijing, with Payne (Stockport ITC) being joined by David Davies (Loughborough ITC) and Cassie Patten (Stockport ITC), as well developing talent Dan Fogg (Loughborough ITC) and Richard Charlesworth (Hatfield).

The seventh leg of the World Cup will take place along the banks of Governors Island in Upper New York Bay. The 10km route will consist of four out-and-back loops along the west side of the island.

The British Gas Swimming Team will be in action on Saturday 6 September and Payne will be looking to continue her impressive season that saw her win gold at the World Championships in Rome in July.

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For further details contact Dave Richards, British Swimming Media Manager, on 01509 632237, 0778 992 6136 or email dave.richards@swimming.org

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