Marc Antoine Olivier Wins Tight Open Water 5K Battle Over Ous Mellouli

France’s Marc Antoine Olivier came out ahead by a hair in the men’s 5K at the U.S. Open Water Nationals in Miromar Lakes, Florida.

It was a four-man race at the finish, with Olivier and Trojan Swim Club’s Ous Mellouli pulling just ahead at the end. Olivier touched at 57:24.104, just ahead of Mellouli’s 57:24.246.

Ferry Weertman, the 10K runner-up from the Netherlands, secured a third place finish with his time of 57:25.239.

Japan’s Yasunari Hirai was the next man to finish, registering a time of 57:26.548 for fourth.

The top youth finisher was 17-year-old Taylor Abbott, who finished up in 14th place with a time of 59:26.662. Full results below:


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tea rex

Is Mellowly going to Rio for the pool events and the open water again?


Why not? I would have done it.


Abbott took top 18u in both 10k and 5k

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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