The start lists are out for the 2015 Crippen Cup 10k in Miromar Lake, Florida on March 28th, and the headliners will be the United States’ two representatives in the 2012 Olympic Games in open water: silver medalist Haley Anderson and Alex Meyer.
The male and female winner will each receive $4,500 in cash, with a $100 bonus for the leader at the end of each lap and a $500 bonus for the top American finisher.
Full prize money rules, from the race organizers:
The race leader in the Women’s and Men’s race will receive a $100 bonus per lap. Lead all 4 laps of the race and receive $400.
$22,000 to be awarded as follows for men, and women:
1st – $4500
2nd – $3500
3rd – $1500
4th – $1000
5th – $500
US Athletes Bonus
1st – $500
2nd – $300
3rd – $200
Aside from Andersen and Meyer, other top names participating will include two-time Pan Pac and 2005 World Champion Chip Peterson; rising distance stars Taylor Abbott and Robert Finke; and Canadian Olympic bronze medalist Richard Weinberger on the men’s side.
The smaller women’s field will include current and past open water National Teamers Emily Brunemann, Christine Jennings, and Tristin Baxter, along with Canadian Olympian Zsofi Balazs.
Among the more intriguing participants is a swimmer who has had success in the indoor, lane-bound waters of the University of North Carolina, but who make sense as fits for open water swimmer: Stephanie Peacock.