Trinidad and Tobago’s top open water swimmer Christian Marsden claimed his third consecutive victory in record time in the Subway Maracas Open Water Classic 5k title at Maracas Bay.
Sixteen-year-old Marsden, who placed 13th in the men’s marathon 10k swim at the 2015 Pan American Games, completed the course in 1hr 5mins 17secs, setting a new record for the event and beating his 2014 winning time of 1:07:52. Jivan Chee Foon, 19, was second in 1:09:19 and Sachin Sankar, 18, placed third in 1:12:33. Both swims were PBs.
English Channel swimmer and Barbadian open water legend, 71-year old Chris Gibbs, also competed in the race – finishing 17th overall and winning his age-group in 1:34:48.
In the women’s race, Shania David (1:14:20), Brianna Patterson (1:17:01) and Chisara Santana (1:17:24) took the podium places.
The day also featured a 2650m event. The women’s race was won by Jada Chatoor in 37mins 22secs while Kael Yorke took gold in the men’s race in 36mins dead.