Photo Vault from Shore: Men’s 5K at 2014 Open Water Nationals

Open water swimming doesn’t get much better than this. It was a perfect day for racing: warm without being hot, a slight breeze but not too windy, and a postcard-like setting at Castaic Lake in Southern California. Add to that a thrilling finish in which the crowd didn’t know for a good five minutes or so who won the race: Alex Meyer or Jordan Wilimovsky, and you have the recipe for a memorable national 5K championship. Here are some of the images we’ve put together:

National anthem. Photo: Anne Lepesant

National anthem. Photo: Anne Lepesant

Meet Co-Director Ron Mita presenting Alex Meyer with Fran Crippen award. Photo: Anne Lepesant

Meet Co-Director Ron Mita presenting Alex Meyer with Fran Crippen award. Photo: Anne Lepesant

 

Swimmers 50-61. Photos: Anne Lepesant

Swimmers 50-61. Photos: Anne Lepesant

Swimmers 62-74. Photos: Anne Lepesant

Swimmers 62-74. Photos: Anne Lepesant

Swimmers 75-89. Photos: Anne Lepesant

Swimmers 75-89. Photos: Anne Lepesant

Swimmers 90-98. Photos: Anne Lepesant

Swimmers 90-98. Photos: Anne Lepesant

Photo: Anne Lepesant

Photo: Anne Lepesant

Photo: Anne Lepesant

Photo: Anne Lepesant

Photo: Anne Lepesant

Photo: Anne Lepesant

Wilimovsky (L) and Meyer (R) stroke for stroke. Photo: Anne Lepesant

Wilimovsky (L) and Meyer (R) stroke for stroke. Photo: Anne Lepesant

Wilimovsky (L) and Meyer (R) stroke for stroke. Photo: Anne Lepesant

Wilimovsky (L) and Meyer (R) stroke for stroke. Photo: Anne Lepesant

Lead pack coming in to finish. Photo: Anne Lepesant

Lead pack coming in to finish. Photo: Anne Lepesant

Alex Meyer photo finish. Photo: Anne Lepesant

Alex Meyer photo finish. Photo: Anne Lepesant

Photo: Anne Lepesant

Photo: Anne Lepesant

Photo: Anne Lepesant

Photo: Anne Lepesant

Photo: Anne Lepesant

Photo: Anne Lepesant

Photo: Anne Lepesant

Photo: Anne Lepesant

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Jordan Wilimovsky (L) and Alex Meyer (R) being interviewed by Sam Kendrick after their photo-finish at the 5K. Photo: Anne Lepesant

Men's 5K podium. Photo: Anne Lepesant

Men’s 5K podium. Photo: Anne Lepesant

 

 

 

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About Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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