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Friday, April 5, 2013
It Will Be A Match Of Brains And Brawn In Cozumel
Italy's Simone Ercoli will go up against a trio of his marathon swimming rivals from Argentina, Guillermo Bertola, Damian Blaum, and Luciano Sales Rubio, in Cozumel next week.
The quartet of ultra-marathon swimmers will undoubtedly go stroke-for-stroke throughout the 15 km FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix event off the stunningly gorgeous island in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. Drafting and positioning, fading and veering, bluffing and surging, the foursome are not only fighting for a victory on the fourth stage of the Grand Prix circuit, but they are also battling for the overall lead in the professional swimming rankings.
The current rankings on the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix circuit are as follows:
1. Simone Ercoli (ITA) 30
2. Guillermo Bertola (ARG) 26
3. Damian Blaum (ARG) 25
4. Luciano Sales Rubio (ARG) 22
5. Mohammad Saleh (SYR) 16
6. Edoardo Stochino (ITA) 13
6. Evgenij Pop Acev (MKD) 13
8. Gabriel Villagoiz (ARG) 12
9. Mario Sanzullo (ITA) 11
10 Ivan Afanevich (RUS) 11
11 Tsvetan Yordanov (BUL) 6
11. Tomi Stefanovski (MKD) 6
13. Andrea Volpini (ITA) 5
14. Dejan Mladenovski (MKD) 4
15. Luis Bolaños (VEN) 2
15. Angel Moreira (VEN) 2
15. Aquiles Balaudo (ARG) 2
15. Jeremias Muños (ARG) 2
15. Tiago Sato (BRA) 2
15. Libor Smolka (CZE) 2
15. Martin Carrizo (ARG) 2
15. Bruno Lemaire (ARG) 2
15. Mauricio Gatica (ARG) 2
15. Fausto Brondo (ARG) 2
15. Fernando Ciaramella (ARG) 2
15. Samir Botelho Barel (BRA) 2
Aerial photograph courtesy of Fly Me Cancun.
Copyright © 2013 by Open Water Swimming
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