Britta Kamrau took a slight lead over three Olympic 10K medalists and won the 1-mile Great Scottish Swim in 18:56 seconds. Larisa Ilchenko was second in 18:58 and Keri-Anne Payne was third in 19:01.
Daniil Serebrennikov of Russia, Jan Wolfgarten of Germany and David Carry of Scotland finished 1-2-3 on the men's side.
Britta's victory over a tough field in Scotland should give her a lot of confidence heading into the RCP Tiburon Mile in San Francisco to be held on September 13th.
Rowdy Gaines and John Naber give a tune-up to the 2008 RCP Tiburon Mile, site of Britta's US$10,000 winner-take-all victory: