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Saturday, October 13, 2012
After 7 Hours, It Comes Down To 2 Seconds
"I tried really hard to catch Trent and got a bit too tired, so I stayed with the chasing pack, trying to keep my energy for the end," said eventual runner-up Xavier Desharnais.
"I managed to save enough for the final sprint where we came down to 5 swimmers battling it out exactly even with 300 meters to go. It became a race between Damian and me. I pulled just ahead of him for the final 100 meters."
1. Trent Grimsey (AUS) 7:24:38
2. Xavier Desharnais (CAN) 7:30:53
3. Damian Blaum (ARG) 7:30:55
4. Luciano Martin Sales Rubio (ARG) 7:31:01
5. Alexander Studzinski (GER) 7:31:02
6. Evgenij Pop Acev (MKD) 7:32:03
7. Andrea Volpini (ITA) 7:42:03
8. Ian Van der Hulst (NED) 7:52:30
9. Paul Blais-Morissette (CAN) 8:29:55
10. Pierre Pelletier (CAN) 9:14:00
1. Esther Nunez Morera (ESP) 7:55:17
2. Pilar Geijo (ARG) 7:56:39
3. Anna Uvarova ((RUS) 8:04:28
4. Antonella Bogarin (ARG) 8:30:51
5. Marianela-Elizabet Mendoza (ARG) 8:39:09
6. Aurélie Côté (CAN) 8:58:28
7. Noella Petti (ARG) 9:11:55
8. Rita Vanessa Garcia (ARG) 9:26:11
9. Ivana Sitic (CRO) 9:39:45
10. Gabrielle Trottier (CAN) 9:55:16
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