Oceanman travels to Italy

For its third race in its 2015 series, Oceanman relocated to Lago D’Orta, in northern Italy for its only fresh water swim.

Oceanman specialise in long distance open water races. So far this year the organisation has hosted events in Altea and Palamós in Spain and has a series finale scheduled for 25 October in Benidorm.
At 14km, the Lago D’Orta swim is also the longest in the series and offers participants the opportunity to swim the full length of this scenic lake. There was also a half distance race and a short (1.3km) non-competitive swim.
In total, 600 swimmers from 19 different countries took part, with all distances finishing at Lido di Gozzano. With the water temperature at around 21-22 degrees, the majority opted to wear wetsuits.
The fastest swimmers covered the distance in just under three hours with Federico Tamborrino touching first in 2:59:19 and Alessandro Rivellini just one second behind. Alessandro Gesini (swimming in the age 40-49 category) finished third in 3:04:19.
The fastest woman was Lucrezia Casu in 3:06:45, closely followed by Erika Audasso and Daniela Sabatini.
The top 10 swimmers in each age category qualify for the series final.
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