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Negative split

From Openwaterpedia

verb, adjective - Negative split is the act of swimming (or running or cycling) the second half of a race, swim or event faster than the first half. Negative splitting takes discipline and practice to conserve energy and curb enthusiasm in the first half.


  • The elite men in the Olympic Marathon Swimming 10 km usually negative split their race, swimming the last 5 km much faster than the first.
  • She executed her negative-split strategy to perfection when she came back to win the race.

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