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Last Updated: Tuesday, 26 August, 2003, 13:14 GMT 14:14 UK
In Pictures: bog snorkelling
crowds at the waterside
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More than 1,000 people flocked to the mid Wales town of Llanwrtyd Wells to see the race.
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Rob Scott (left) from Chepstow and Paul Kraqqs from Finland test the water temperature before taking the plunge.
Bog snorkeller Julia Galvin
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Irish competitor Julia Galvin travelled from County Kerry to take part in the annual spectacle.
Brothers Patrick (left) and Dan Thorne
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Patrick Thorne (left) from Bournmouth, and his brother Dan from Weston-super-Mare, wait for their turn
crowds watching competitors
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Competitors had to complete two lengths of the 70m-long course


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