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Saturday, January 23, 2016
Ice Circuit World Rankings - January 2016
Great athletes can do great things.
The Ice is no different.
An increasing number of individuals of Olympic pedigree are joining The Ice World - and driving times down in ice swimming competitions around the world.
"It was just few weeks ago when The Ice World wondered who will be the first person to break the 13-minute mark [in ice swimming history] and now the eyes of the global community are anticipating for the first sub 12 minute Ice Kilometre," says Ram Barkai.
With less than a season under his swim cap, former world champion and long-time FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix champion Petar Stoychev [shown above] has quickly climbed in the global rankings to the position where he is most comfortable: as #1.
The current Top 10 Ice Kilometre world rankings on the Ice Circuit:
1. Petar Stoychev (39 years old, Bulgaria) in 12 minutes 28 seconds on 10 January 2016 in 5.00°C air + 3.90°C lake (freshwater) at the Aqua Sphere Ice Swimming German Open Burghausen
2. Rotislav Vítek (40, Czech Republic) in 12:51 on 23 January 2016 in 5.00°C air + 2.00°C lake freshwater at the Polish Championships – Ice Swimming IISA 1 km
3. Christof Wandratsch (49, Germany) in 12:54 on 10 January 2016 in 0.00°C air + 3.90°C lake fresh water at the Aqua Sphere Ice Swimming German Open Burghausen
4. Benjamin Konschak (29, Germany) in 13:13 on 10 January 2016 in 0.00°C + 3.90°C lake freshwater at the Aqua Sphere Ice Swimming German Open Burghausen)
5. Albert Sobirov (38, Russia) in 13:41 on 20 March 2015 in -3.00°C air + 0.08°C pool at the IISA 1st World Championships
6. Petr Šlajs (25, Czech Republic) in 13:52 on 19 December 2015 in 8.00°C air + 4.70°C river fresh water in River Labe CZ Ice Swim 2015
7. Henri Kaarma (41, Estonia) in 13:53 on 7 February 2015 in 6.10°C air + 3.10°C pool at IISA Ireland 1K National Champioship
8. Marcus Reineke (46, Germany) in 14:06 on 10 January 2016 in 0.00°C air + 3.90°C lake freshwater at Aqua Sphere Ice Swimming German Open Burghausen
9. Rory Fitzgerald (57, Great Britain) in 14:22 on 20 March 2015 in -3.00°C air + 0.08°C pool at IISA 1st World Championship
10. Craig Lenning (36, USA) in 14:26 on 20 March 2015 in -3.00°C air + 0.08°C pool at IISA 1st World Championship
The next stop on the Ice Circuit is the Irish IISA 1 km national Championships on January 30th.
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