Schouten, Dornic Win UltraMarathon Gold in Lac St. Jean, Canada

by Wendy Mayer 0

July 31st, 2019 News, Open Water

The third leg of the FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series was contested in Lac St. Jean, Canada on Saturday.

Marcel Schouten of the Netherlands, Australia’s Christopher Deegan and Argentina’s Matias Diaz Hernandez made the podium in the men’s 32 kilometer race. Schouten won the gold in 7 hours 13 minutes and 31 seconds. Deegan crossed the finish line nearly 10 minutes later (7h23m16s), followed by Diaz Hernandez (7h32m41s).

Morgane Dornic of France topped the podium on the women’s side, finishing the 32 kilometer race in 8 hours and 34 seconds, 10 minutes ahead of her nearest competitor. Argentina’s Pilar Geijo picked up the silver (8h12m40s), while Italy’s Alice Franco grabbed the bronze (8h23m07s)

Men’s Results (32 km)

  1. Marcel Schouten, Netherlands –  7h13m31s
  2. Christopher Deegan, Australia – 7h23m16s
  3. Matias Diaz Hernandez, Argentina –  7h32m41s
  4. Edoardo Stochino, Italy – 7h35m33s
  5. Engenij Pop Acev, North Macedonia – 7h37m39s
  6. Damian Blaum, Argentina – 7h42m21s
  7. Lars Bottelier, Netherlands – 7h42m37s
  8. Samuel Matte, Canada – 7h45m39s
  9. Aleksandar Ilievski, North Macedonia – 8h8m
  10. Aquiles Balaudo, Argentina – 8h22m19s

Women’s Results (32 km) 

  1. Morgane Dornic, France – 8h00m34s
  2. Pilar Geijo, Argentina – 8h12m40s
  3. Alice Franco, Italy – 8h23m07s
  4. Marie-Laurence Lortie, Canada – 8h36m06s
  5. Daira Eluney Marin, Argentina – 9h00m08s
  6. Sandra Frimerman-Bergquist, USA – 9h32m55s
  7. Rita Vanesa Garcia, Argentina – 9h38m

Bronze medalist Matias Diaz Hernandez of Argentina improved on his 13th place finish at the 15 km event on Feb. 9 in Rosario, Argentina, and his eighth place effort in Sante Fe, Argentina on Feb. 3.

This also was third race of the season for fourth place finisher Edoardo Stochino of Italy, who was seventh in Rosario and third in Sante Fe. Saturday’s fifth place finisher Evgenij Pop Acev was sixth in Rosario and fourth in Sante Fe. Damian Blaum improved to sixth place in Lac St. Jean after placing eighth in Rosario and sixth in Sante Fe.

North Macedonia’s Aleksandar Ilievski was ninth on Saturday, following 10th place efforts in Sante Fe and Rosario. Argentina’s Aquiles Balaudo was ninth in Sante Fe and in Rosario.

On the women’s side, runnerup Pilar Geijo improved on her fourth place finish at the 15 km event in Rosario, Argentina, and matched her silver medal from the Santa Fe stop.

Daira Marin, who finished fifth in Lac-St. Jean, was eighth in Rosario and sixth in Sante Fe. Seventh place finisher Rita Vanesa Garcia of Argentina matched her effort from the Rosario event.

The points totals after three stops are:

Men

Sante Fe Rosario Lac St. Jean Total
Edoardo Stochino, Italy 61 49 58 168
Engenij Pop Acev, Macedonia 58 52 55 165
Damian Blaum, Argentina 52 46 52 150
Matias Diaz Hernandez, Argentina 46 34 61 141
Aquiles Balaudo, Argentina 43 43 40 126
Francesco Ghettini, Italy 70 55 125
Simone Ercoli, Italy 65 58 123
Aleksandar Ilievski, Macedonia 40 40 43 123
Matheus Emerim Evangelista, Brazil 55 38 93
Santiago Petrucci, Argentina 38 36 74
Ivo Cassini, Argentina 70 70
Marcel Schouten, Netherlands 70 70
Guillermo Bertola, Argentina 65 65
Christopher Deegan, Australia 65 65
Joaquin Moreno, Argentina 61 61
Santiago Engerica, Ecuador 49 49
Lars Bottelier, Netherlands 49 49
Samnuel Matte, Canada 46 46
Fausto Emanuel Brondo, Argentina 36 36
Franco Gamarra, Argentina 32 32

Women

Sante Fe Rosario Lac St. Jean Total
Pilar Geijo, Argentina 65 58 65 188
Daira Marin, Argentina 52 46 55 153
Barbara Pozzobon, Italy 70 65 135
Romina Imwinkelriedt, Argentina 61 55 116
Rita Vanesa Garcia, Argentina 49 49 98
Cecilia Biagioli, Argentina 70 70
Morgane Dornic, France 70 70
Julia Lucila Arino, Argentina 61 61
Alice Franco, Italy 61 61
Martina Oriozabala, Argentina 58 58
Marie-Laurence Lortie, Canada 58 58
Erika Yenssen, Argentina 55 55
Vicenia Nararro, Venezuela 52 52
Sandra Frimerman-Berquist, USA 52 52

Next up on the 2019 circuit of the FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series is Lake Ohrid, Macedonia. That event is set for August 24.

FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series

  • Feb. 3 – Sante Fe, Argentina
  • Feb. 9 – Rosario, Argentina
  • July 27 – Lac St. Jean, Canada
  • Aug. 24 – Lake Ohrid, Macedonia
  • Aug. 31 – Novi, Croatia
  • Sept. 7 – Capri/Napoli, Italy

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