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Monday, February 20, 2012
Richard Weinberger On Top Down Under
5K into the race, the young man with his eye on the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim steadily pulled away from a global field to win handily in 1 hour 53 minutes.
The men's results:
1. Richard Weinberger (Canada) 1:53:44.75
2. Rhys Mainstone (Australia) 1:54:26.27
3. Jarrod Poort (Australia) 1:54:39.35
4. Yasunari Hirai (Japan) 1:56:56.37
5. Chris Bryan (Ireland) 1:57:00.50
6. Simon Huitenga (Australia) 1:57:02.33
7. Sam Sheppard (Australia) 1:57:08.43
8. Yuto Kobayashi (Japan) 1:57:16.70
9. Michael Sheil (Australia) 1:58:36.07
10. Kenichi Doki (Japan) 1:58:58.79
11. Phillip Ryan (New Zealand) 1:59:09.36
12. Codie Grimsey (Australia) 2:00:37.39
13. Paul Laver (Australia) 2:00:56.20
14. Trent Grimsey (Australia) 2:01:42.68
15. Michael Dehaini (Australia) 2:03:28.85
16. Christopher Robinson (Australia) 2:03:42.47
17. Scott Jackson (Australia) 2:05:29.07
18. Max Halson (Australia) 2:05:31.41
19. Jake Matthews (Australia) 2:19:51.91
Others who cracked the 2-hour mark included:
David Parsonson (17 from Miami) 1:57:39.80
Joshua Richardson (18 from Albany Creek) 1:58:17.67
Chris Deegan (16 from Burnside) 1:59:13.02
Gene Williams (18 from Arena) 1:58:19.04
Thomas Wood (age 15 from Surrey Park) 1:59:50.72
Jack Burnham (17 from Mountain Creek) 1:59:50.93
19-year-old Jarrod Poort of Wests Illawarra followed up a good performance on Saturday with an outstanding one on Sunday when he won the 5K race in a showdown with Trent Grimsey who had flew in from a series of FINA pro marathon swims in Argentina.
1. Jarrod Poort (Australia) 57:21.85
2. Trent Grimsey (Australia) 57:26.64
3. Yasunari Hirai (Japan) 57:26.73
4. Rhys Mainstone (Australia) 57:29.00
5. Sam Sheppard (Australia) 57:29.85
6. Simon Huitenga (Australia) 57:31.26
7. Gene Williams (Australia) 57:37.48
8. Joshua Richardson (Australia) 57:39.87
9. Paul Laver (Australia) 57:48.07
10. Yuto Kobayashi (Japan) 58:45.71
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