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Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Comeback Kid To Defend His 10K Title

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Alex Meyer knows how to come back. He came back from a broken clavicle to finish a gutsy tenth at the 2012 London Olympic Games 10 km marathon swim. He came back from deep within the pack to win his previous USA Swimming National 10 km Open Water Swimming Championship titles. And he is now back at Castaic Lake to defend his 10 km title at the 2014 USA Swimming Championships tomorrow morning as the prohibitive favorite.

Along with fellow 2012 Olympian Haley Anderson, Meyer will headline the list of open water stars at Castaic Lake. The races will undoubtedly come down to the final few strokes and can be seen live on the USA Swimming website starting at 8 am Los Angeles time.

The 2013 results of the 10 km race:

1. Alex Meyer 1:54:58.94
2. Sean Ryan 1:55:01.25
3. Andrew Gemmell 1:55:11.13
4. Jordan Wilimovsky 1:56:06.47
5. Joey Pedraza 1:56:09.66
6. Chip Peterson 1:57:02.31
7. Ryan Feeley 1:57:16.31
8. Sam Petersen 1:57:36.93
9. Arthur Frayler 1:58:16.00
10. David Heron 1:58:48.09
11. Daniel O'Connor 1:59:28.07
12. Drew Ledwith 1:59:42.16
13. Luke Trimmer 1:59:50.07
14. Janardan Burns 2:01:06.36
15. Christoph Grimmett-Norris 2:01:36.03
16. Riley Mita 2:01:44.27
17. Steve Sholdra 2:02:05.19
18. Nicholas DeVito 2:02:26.33
19. Scott Simmer 2:02:30.34
20. Bryan Draganosky 2:02:41.66
21. Shawn Parkhurst 2:05:42.73
22. Bryce Bevier 2:06:01.22
23. Scott Clausen 2:06:13.68
24. Nick Norman 2:06:37.19
25. Dirk Bell 2:07:38.44
26. Bradley Phillips 2:09:00.46
27. Bobby Yribarren 2:09:13.38
28. Matt Roe 2:09:13.73
29. Travis Morrin 2:09:31.79
30. Alex Nickell 2:12:47.46
31. Brandon Johnson 2:16:02.15
32. Noah Martin 2:19:35.94
33. Brendan Casey DNF
34. Brennan Jacobsen DNF
35. Ryan Kao DNS
36. Kyle Kemp OTL
37. Cory Mayfield DNF
38. Ben Miller DNS

Photo shows Alex Meyer winning the 2013 BCT Gdynia Marathon Swim event in Poland.

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