Saturday, October 11, 2008

Pro Season Climax in Cancun

The FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup circuit climaxed in Cancun, Mexico today.

FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee chairman Sid Cassidy was in Cancun and gives a first-person account here for Swimming World Magazine.

One main story line included the loss by RCP Tiburon Mile winner Trent Grimsey who made a key navigational mistake towards the end, opening up an opportunity for Thomas Lurz to take a one-second victory over Mexico’s Ivan Lopez who was, in turn, one second ahead of Russia’s Daniil Serebrennikov.

The second main story line was an old story where Olympic 10K gold medalist Larisa Ilchenko overtook Angela Maurerby a second and Britta Kamrau by two seconds.

Women's Results
1. Larisa Ilchenko (RUS), 2:02:04.42
2. Angela Mauer (GER), 2:02:05.35
3. Britta Kamrau (GER), 2:02:06.47
4. Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA), 2:02:08.76
5. Imelda Martinez (MEX), 2:02:12.06
6. Alice Franco (ITA), 2:02:16.13
7. Esther Nunez (ESP), 2:02:29.63
8. Natalya Pankina (RUS), 2:04:20.67
9. Alejandra Gonzalez (MEX) , 2:04:21.18
10.Shelley Clark (AUS), 2:06:45.77
11.Lily Anzueto (MEX), 2:08:38.93
12.Odette Saldivar (MEX), 2:09:09.50
13.Melsie Munoz (GUA), 2:19:01.59

Men's Results
1. Thomas Lurz (GER), 1:52.23.31
2. Ivan Lopez (MEX), 1:52:24.65
3. Daniil Serebrennikov (RUS), 1:52:27.08
4. Valerio Cleri (ITA), 1:52:31.05
5. Yuri Kudinov (RUS), 1:52:32.43
6. Daniel Delgadillo (MEX), 1:52:33.84
7. Mazen Aziz (EGY), 1:52:35.02
8. Allan Carmo (BRA), 1:52:35.37
9. Damian Blaum (ARG), 1:52:37.65
10.Brendan Capell (AUS), 1:52:39.10
11.Trent Grimsey (AUS), 1:54:44.24
12.Rodrigo Elorza (MEX), 1:55:34.13
13.Pablo Villalvazo (MEX), 1:58:49.85
14.Adel Ragab (EGY), 1:58:50.20
15.Manuel Chiu (MEX), 2:00:15.58
16.Juan Prem (GUA), 2:08:30.83
17.Cecilio Chup (GUA), 2:11:52.15
DQ Luis Escobar (MEX)

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