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<div class="meta "><span class="caption-text ">EDITORS NOTE: THIS IS A RECROPPED VERSION OF XITS101 - Robot Evolta swims during a family triathlon event in Oiso, west of Tokyo, Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. Three types of the 17 centimeter &#40;6.7 inch&#41; -tall, green and white imp-like robot, powered by three of Panasonic&#39;s rechargeable Evolta AA batteries, plan to challenge an ultra distance triathlon on the Island of Hawaii on Oct. 24, covering the 3.8-kilometer &#40;2.4-mile&#41; swimming, 180-km &#40;112-mile&#41; bicycling and 42.2-km &#40;26-mile&#41; running, in one week with only three rechargeable batteries. A black keel-like floater will be attached to assit the robot to swim in high waves and fast tides during the open water swimming. &#40;AP Photo&#47;Itsuo Inouye&#41; (AP Photo&#47; Itsuo Inouye)</span></div>
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