Although Brazil was on top form yesterday (Thursday July 26) in Lac St Jean (CAN) for the fifth leg of the FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Series 2018, Marcel Schouten of the Netherlands won the men’s 10km race in 1h56m10s20 in a sprint finish.
Schouten beat Fernando Ponte of Brazil by one second (1h56m11s50) as the South American team grabbed the silver and bronze medals available in the same race as well as the women’s gold and silver medals. Olympian and open water veteran Diogo Villarinho bagged the men’s bronze in 1h56m11s80.
World champion Ana Marcela Cunha touched home first in 2h05m42s9, while teammate Viviane Jungblut followed very closely (2h05m43s20) and Ecuador’s Samantha Aravelo completed the podium in 2h05m43s30. Just four tenths of a second separated the top three, with Cunha capturing her 20th World Series career victory.
The FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Series stays in Canada for the sixth of eight meet as the next race will be held in Lac Megantic on August 11 to then move to Asia for the final two stages.
You can read a detailed report about yesterday’s races on the FINA website.
Medallists in Lac St Jean (FULL RESULTS)
1. Marcel Schouten (NED) 1h56m10s20; 2. Fernando Ponte (BRA) 1h56m11s50; 3. Diogo Villarinho (BRA) 1h56m11s80
1. Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA) 2h05m42s90; 2. Viviane Jungblut (BRA) 2h05m43s20; 3. Samantha Aravelo (ECU) 2h05m43s30
#1 – Doha (QAT) – March 17
#2 – Seychelles (SEY) – May 20
#3 – Setubal (POR) – June 9
#4 – Balatonfured (HUN) – June 16
#5 – Lac St Jean (CAN) – July 26
#6 – Lac Megantic (CAN) – August 11
#7 – Chun’An (CHN) – September 16
#9 – Abu Dhabi (UAE) – November 24