Athletes take the start of the swimming race in the river Seine during the 6th edition of the Paris triathlon on July 7, 2012 in Paris. The participants will swim a distance of 0.5 miles (750 m) from Pont de Iena to Pont Alexandre III. One month before the London 2012 Olympic Games, best world triathletes compete for the Elite Grand Prix Lyonnaise des Eaux races in Paris, which is the fourth step of the French Championship for the best clubs. (Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images)