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Tokyo Olympics: Team GB’s Hector Pardoe RETIRES from men’s 10km marathon swim

Team GB’s Hector Pardoe RETIRES from the men’s 10km marathon swim in scorching Tokyo conditions… as Germany’s Florian Wellbrock destroys the rest of the field to coast to Olympic gold by over 25 seconds

Hector Pardoe was forced to withdraw from the men’s Olympic 10km marathon swim with just a couple of kilometres left.

The scorching Tokyo conditions made it a brutal event for those competing, but Germany’s Florian Wellbrock certainly didn’t let that affect him.

The German powered his way to Olympic gold in a time of 1:48:33.7 – winning by over 25 seconds ahead of Hungary’s Kristof Rasovksy Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri.

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Germany’s Florian Wellbrock cruised to Olympic gold in the men’s 10km marathon swim

Team GB's Hector Pardoe (pictured at the 2018 European Championships) retired from Thursday's race with just kilometres remaining

Team GB’s Hector Pardoe (pictured at the 2018 European Championships) retired from Thursday’s race with just kilometres remaining

Wellbrock destroyed the rest of the field, recording a remarkable time of 1:48:33.7seconds

Wellbrock destroyed the rest of the field, recording a remarkable time of 1:48:33.7seconds

The German made light of the scoring Tokyo conditions on Thursday at the Olympics

The German made light of the scoring Tokyo conditions on Thursday at the Olympics

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