Double World Cup victory for Italy in Hong Kong

The seventh and final leg of the FINA/HOSA Marathon Swimming World Cup 2016 took place in Hong Kong on 15 October. It was a double win for Italy with Italian open water champions Simone Ruffini and Rachele Bruni finishing the season with victory in the 10km event.

Ruffini, world champion over 25km, touched home first in 2h10m15s8, narrowly defeating Chip Peterson (United States, 2h10m29s1) and Germany’s Rob Muffels (2h10m29s3).

In the women’s race, Bruni took gold in 2h17m12s7. Fellow Italian Arianna Bridi claimed silver in 2h17m28s2, while Brazil’s Poliana Okimoto completed the podium, clocking the same time.

The 2016 circuit of the FINA/HOSA Marathon Swimming World Cup is now completed. The 2017 season will begin in February.

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Jonathan is a year-round skins swimmer with a particular love of very cold water. He has competed in ice swimming competitions around the world. He is a qualified open water coach with a particular love of introducing new swimmers to the open water.