Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Russian Long-Distance Champions

At the Russian National Open Water Swimming Championships, Anna Uvarova and Natalia Pankina, two stalwarts on the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix circuit, placed 1-2 in the 16K race and will represent Russia at the upcoming 2009 World Swimming Championships in the 25K race.

On the men's side, Daniil Serebrennikov, another stalwart on the FINA pro circuits, and former world 10K champion Vladimir Dyatchin (shown above) had an incredible 16K race where they tied for first in an identical time of 3 hours 13 minutes 57.5 seconds.

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