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Friday, August 10, 2012
Ous Mellouli Wins The Olympic Marathon Swim
Thomas Lurz captured the silver with young Richard Weinberger holding off Spyros Gianniotis for the bronze.
1. Ous Mellouli (Tunisia) 1:49:55.1
2. Thomas Lurz (Germany) 1:49:58.5
3. Richard Weinburger (Canada) 1:50:00.3
Mellouli took control of the race right from the beginning. He positioned himself clear of other swimmers at the start and avoided physicality throughout the race. By the fifth loop, he was swimming strongly and was confident enough in himself and his strategy to skip a feeding at the feeding station.
Once cleared of the feeding station, Mellouli started to pull away and made it a 4-man race with Lurz, Weinburger and Spyridon Gianniotis of Greece. By the sixth and last loop, Mellouli was in a commanding position with the silver up for grabs between Lurz, Weinburger and Gianniotis.
Lurz and Weinburger attempted to give chase, but today was Mellouli's time to shine under the London sun.
Mellouli's splits showed how Mellouli powerfully pulled away from the field:
Lap 1 - 18:09.6
Lap 2 - 19:06.4
Lap 3 - 18:32.2
Lap 4 - 18:34.8
Lap 5 - 17:45.4
Lap 6 - 17:46.7
His fifth lap of 17:45 was the fastest loop of the competition and effectivelly separated him from the rest of the field.
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