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Monday, December 2, 2013

Thomas Allen Wins Two In Cyprus

Thomas Allen of Great Britain got the best of Mark Papp of Hungary twice at the 9th Cyprus International Swimming Marathon event in Limassol, Cyprus.

But it was the closest of margins and great competition on the two-day event that was held in combination with the Cyprus National Open Water Championships.

In the 5 km, Allen's victory was by the tiniest of margins: 58:06.75 vs. 58:06.76. In the 10 km, Allen won by only slightly more in the 10 km by a mere 1 second: 2:00:02 vs. 2:00:03.

On the women's side, Flora Sibalin of Hungary just outsprinted Danielle Huskisson of Great Britain in the 5 km race by 2 seconds. But Huskisson came back and comfortably took the longer 10 km race.

Cyprus International Swimming Marathon 10 km Women
1. Danielle Huskisson (Great Britain) 2:10:54
2. Camilla Hattersley (Scotland) 2:11:37
3. Fanni Ferenczi (Hungary) 2:16:40.26
4. Alshia McCracken (Scotland) 2:16:40.56
5. Eirini Kiza (Cyprus) 2:16:43

Cyprus International Swimming Marathon 10 km Men
1. Thomas Allen (Great Britain) 2:00:02
2. Mark Papp (Hungary) 2:00:03
3. Daniel Szekelyi (Hungary) 2:00:05
4. Mark Deans (Scotland) 2:00:05
5. Thomas Sunter (Great Britain) 2:00:19

Cyprus International Swimming Marathon 5 km Women
1. Flora Sibalin (Hungary) 1:02:30
2. Danielle Huskisson (Great Britain) 1:02:32
3. Rachel Williams (Great Britain) 1:02:36
4. Cherelle Oestringer (Switzerland) 1:02:49
5. Fanni Ferenczi (Hungary) 1:04:13

Cyprus International Swimming Marathon 5 km Men
1. Thomas Allen (Great Britain) 58:06.75
2. Mark Papp (Hungary) 58:06.76
3. Roman Kozhevnikov (Russia) 58:09.88
4. Thomas Sunter (Great Britain) 58:15.9
5. Mark Deans (Scotland) 58:16.0

Lots of cool photos of open water swimmers competing in the 9th International Swimming Marathon in Limassol, Cyprus are shown here.

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