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Saturday, July 27, 2013
Unprecedented Championships For Thomas Lurz
While not quite Spitzonian or Phelps-like, never in the history of aquatic sports has anyone raced in such close proximity to their competitors over such long distances and been so successful.
It was a total mastery of all aspects of elite open water swimming, from 5 km to 25 km.
Four swims and four medals.
It was unprecedented and a tribute to Lurz's tenacity towards training, passion for punishment, and capacity for competitiveness.
His week started with two podium finishes in the 5 km and 10 km and ended with two powerful gold medal performances in the team 5 km and the 25 km.
1. Thomas Lurz (GER) 4:47:27.0
2. Brian Ryckeman (BEL) 4:47:27.4
3. Evegeni Drattcev (RUS) 4:47:28.1
4. Alex Meyer (USA) 4:47:28.2
5. Allan Do Carmo (BRA) 4:47:30.1
6. Spyridon Gianniotis (GRE) 4:47:31.3
7. Simone Ruffini (ITA) 4:47:42.7
8. Guillermo Vittorio Bertola (ARG) 4:47:44.8
9. Philippe Guertin (CAN) 4:48:46.8 10. Jan Posmourny (CZE) 4:48:53.4
11. Shahar Resman (ISR) 4:48:58.3
12. Bertrand Venturi (FRA) 4:48:58.3
13. Gergely Gyurta (HUN) 4:49:03.9
14. Jordan Wilimovsky (USA) 4:49:11.1
15. Diogo Villarinho (BRA) 4:50:31.3
16. Luis Bolanos (VEN) 4:50:52.7
17. Antonios Fokaidis (GRE) 4:50:55.1
18. Phillip Ryan (NZL) 4:50:57.2
19. Rhys Mainstone-Hodson (AUS) 4:51:08.2
20. Axel Reymond (FRA) 4:53:47.2
21. Valerio Cleri (ITA) 4:55:16.5
22. Libor Smolka (CZE) 4:58:13.7
23. Vladimir Dyatchin (RUS) 4:58:18.0
24. Vitaliy Khudakov (KAZ) 4:58:18.1
25. Martin Miguel Carrizo Yunges (ARG) 5:01:43.1
26. Richard Weinberger (CAN) 5:02:32.6
27. Arseniy Lavrentyev (POR) 5:03:12.8
28. Hercules Troyden Prinsloo (RSA) 5:03:19.8
29 JINGWEI Weng Jingwei (CHN) 5:04:02.5
30. aleh Mohammad (SYR) 5:04:03.6
31. Badr Chebchoub (TUN) 5:33:07.2
32. Abdelrahman Esam (EGY) 5:33:35.7
Christian Martin Reichert (GER) DNF
Han Lidu (CHN) DNF
Igor Chervynskiy (UKR) DNF
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