Ashley Twichell on 10K National Championship (Video Interview)

Reported by Karl Ortegon.

The Open Water Festival 10k race took place in Miromar Lakes, FL today, with some of the top domestic and international open water swimmers competing.

For the women, a tight finish between six swimmers gave way to USA’s Ashley Twichell for the win. Click on the picture below for the full results.

Touching at 2:01:51.78, Twichell edged ahead of Rachele Bruni of Italy (2:01:52.02) by mere tenths in the two-hour-long race.

3rd thru 6th were also incredibly tight, with Brazil’s Ana Marcela Cunha touching at 2:01:55.41 ahead of three other swimmers clumped together. USA’s Haley Anderson (2:01:56.28), Brazil’s Poliana Okimoto (2:01:56.43) and France’s Aurélie Muller (2:01:56.44) went 4th, 5th and 6th, respectively. Okimoto and Muller were separated by just one hundredth at the finish. Click below to see full results.


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