Mainstone and Bruni take gold at Lac Megantic
The ninth race of the FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2015 on Saturday 8 August in Lac Megantic, Canada, saw a second victory in the series for Australian Rhys Mainstone, while Italian Rachele Bruni continued her domination of the series with her fourth World Cup win.
In the men’s race, Mainstone followed his victory in Noumea, New Caledonia in April with a second World Cup gold in a time of 2h08m58s60.
Allan Do Carmo (Brazil) touched home one second later (2h08m59s30) while his teammate Diogo Villarinho finished third in 2h09m00s10.
Series leader Rachele Bruni dominated the women’s race, completing the event in 2h23m09s00. In a repetition of the silver and bronze positions in last week’s 25km race in Kazan, Anna Olasz of Hungary was second and Angela Maurer of Germany touched third in 2h23m44s10.
Thirty-seven swimmers (21 men and 16 women) took part in the event. The next World Cup race will be in two months time at Chun’an in the People’s Republic of China on 11 October.