Who is at the top of the professional marathon swimming food chain this year?
The top FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup swimmers are Thomas Lurz of Germany who has won 8 gold medals on the circuit and Poliana Okimoto of Brazil who has won 7 gold medals and 2 silver.
Allan do Carmo of Brazil has 3 bronze and 1 silver. Vladimir Dyatchin of Russia has 2 silver and 1 bronze. Christian Reichert of Germany has 2 silvers. Angela Maurer has 5 bronze and 1 silver. Ana Marcela Cunha of Brazil has 1 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze. Nadine Reichert of Germany has 2 silvers and 1 bronze. Larisa Ilchenko of Russia has 1 gold and 1 silver.
In the latest Hong Kong 10K World Cup, there were 26 men and 18 women from 15 nations with many of the same swimmers heading to the remaining races in Dubai on October 17th and in Sharjah, also in the United Arab Emirates on October 21st.