Originally written on Fox Olympics  |  Last updated 9/14/14
Thomas Lurz chugged to another gold medal in open water, the sea no match for the old man and his powerful strokes, the Rio Olympics still very much in the realm of possibility. The 33-year-old Lurz led Germany to a dominating victory in the 5-kilometer team competition Thursday, more than a minute ahead of the next team to finish. He remains a formidable force in this bruising sport, with the next Olympics just three years away. "I haven't thought of Rio that much," Lurz said. "I have to take care what I'm going to do after swimming. We will see what's going to happen these next few years. But I still feel good. As it stands now, I see no reason to stop. This is a great accomplishment." Lurz knows there will come a time when he has to get on with life after swimming. Yet the way things are going, he sees no need to trade his swimsuit for a business suit. The German team, which also included Christian Reichert and Isabelle Harle, completed two laps around the Barcelona harbor co...
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