GB swimmer Jack Burnell is having a cracking start to his 2015 season, following up his second place finish in Abu Dhabi with an outstanding four second win in Mexico on 2 May. The 10km race in Mexico was the third in this year’s FINA World Cup series and was completed at a blistering pace. Jack’s time of 1:42:06 is an average of 61 seconds per 100m.
The field included a host of big names in open water swimming including two of the three medallists from the London Olympics and last year’s series winner Allan Do Carmo. Ecuador’s Esteban Enderica Salgado finished second and Italy’s Simone Ruffini rounded out the podium. In total 69 men completed the race.
Other British names in the field included Daniel Fogg, who finished seventh (following a fourth place finish in Abu Dhabi), Caleb Hughes (19th) and Tom Allen (23rd).
The women’s field was also packed with big names from the sport and was also completed at a brisk pace. American Haley Anderson grabbed first place in a time of 1:48:01, just ahead of the ever-consistent Ana Marcela Cunha of Brazil and Aurora Ponsell of Italy. Britain’s Keri-anne Payne finished 19th, less than a minute behind the leaders.