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Thursday, September 10, 2015

FINA/HOSA World Cup Coming Down To The Very End

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Like the actual races on the FINA/HOSA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup circuit that usually come down to the final sprint and, sometimes, to the final stroke, the 2015 professional circuit will culminate in a very tight race.

Anyone of the top 5 swimmers have a shot at taking the title with some outstanding performances in the final two races in Hong Kong and China.

After 8 of the 10 races completed, Germany's Christian Reichert (71 points) and Great Britain's Jack Burnell (70 points) are in the driver's seat, but one race out of the top 10 and a simultaneous top 3 finish by Italy's Simone Ruffini, Australia's Rhys Mainstone, or Brazil's Allan Do Carmo means that a new world marathon swimming champion will be named.

The race in Chun'an, China is held on October 11th with the final race in Hong Kong on October 17th.

The top 10 rankings after 8 of 10 races:
1 Christian Reichert (GER) 71 points
2 Jack Burnell (GBR) 70
3 Simone Ruffini (ITA) 60
4 Rhys Mainstone (AUS) 58
5 Allan Do Carmo (BRA) 56
6 Charles Peterson (USA) 46
7 Diogo Villarinho (BRA) 42
8 Axel Reymond (FRA) 37
9 Romain Beraud (FRA) 35
10 Spyridon Gianniotis (GRE) 34

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