Peggy Buchse

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Peggy Büchse (born 9 September 1972 in Rostock) is a German open water swimmer who is an Honour Swimmer inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 2003. Buchse won the German National Championship 5 km (3.1 miles) and tried the 25 km (15.5 miles) at the European Open Water Swimming Championships. She eventually won two European 25K (15.5-mile) Championships and placed as second in the FINA World Open Water Swimming Championships. She also won 14 races on the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup professional marathon swimming circuit. She won her first international title at the 1987 European Junior Championships (400m freestyle). In the early 1990s she switched to open water swimming, winning several international titles (see below). Büchse retired in 2002.

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