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2016 WOWSA AWARDS
Vote in All Four CategoriesThe World Open Water Swimming Association is pleased to present the 2016 WOWSA Award Nominees.
The nominees are presented in the following four categories:
Monday, September 30, 2013
Thomas Lurz Wins Shantou World Cup
Topping 33 other men from around the world, the race was held in the Xin Jin River in southern China.
Lurz won in 1 hour 46 minutes 56.54 seconds, just a tiny amount - almost imperceptible to the naked eye - over Brazil’s Allan do Carmo in 1 hour 46 minutes 57.30. Romain Beraud of France finished third in 1:46:58.03.
The professional marathon swimmers head over to Hong Kong for the final race on the 2013 circuit where Lurz can wrap up his second overall title on the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup circuit.
1. Thomas Lurz - GER 1:46:56.54
2. Allan Do Carmo - BRA 1:46:57.30
3. Romain Beraud - FRA 1:46:58.03
4. Samuel De Bona - BRA 1:46:58.56
5. Diogo Andrade Villarinho - BRA 1:46:58.54
6. Christian Reichert - GER 1:46:59.03
7. Matteo Furlan - ITA 1:46:59.98
8. Nicola Bolzonello - ITA 1:47:01.00
9. Simone Ruffini - ITA 1:47:01.49
10. Victor Hugo Ribeiro Colonese - BRA 1:47:04.06
11. Frederico Vanelli - ITA 1:47:05.28
12. Weng Jingwei - CHN 1:47:05.98
13. Han Yuedu - CHN 1:47:06.21
14. Brian Ryckeman - BEL 1:47:19.42
15. Igor Snitko - UKR 1:47:22.11
16. Yao Han - CHN 1:47:30.55
17. Chen Xinwei - CHN 1:47:48.70
18. Luis Rogerio Lima Arapiraca - BRA 1:47:58.28
19. Ling Tin Yu - HKG 1:48:36.79
20. Hui Chun Hin - HKG 1:52:20.54
21. Dong Jinliang - CHN 1:54:05.88
22. Brandon Boon - SIN 1:58:06.96
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2014 Open Water Swimming Almanac
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