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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
62 To Go 27 In La Batalla De Rande
As open water swimmers take to colder and colder waters with the International Winter Swimming Association World Cup and the International Ice Swimming Association ice kilometer and ice mile events, it also seems the swimmers are going further, enduring tougher swims, and getting older.
Colder. Further. Tougher. Older.
There are few sports that can concurrently claim all four of those traits that are the overwhelming trends in the open water swimming global community.
One such race is the 27 km (16.7-mile) La Batalla de Rande a Nado is a wetsuit and bioprene open water swim held between the Cies Islands, at the mouth of the Ria de Vigo, and the small island of San Simón island in Galicia in the northwest of Spain.
With veterans like France's Jacques Tuset and Miquel Sunyer as well as newcomers, the favorite to win is Jorge Crivillé, a Triple Crowner from Alicante, Spain [shown above].
1 Manuel Patiño Barrio
2 Francisco Sempere Baile
3 Jacques Tuset
4 Marc Arroyo Pareras
5 Francisco Segura Merlos
6 Irene Fleitas Imbernon
7 Luis Jose Gilarranz Dominguez
8 Alejandro Amoros Roca
9 Pol Amoros Todo
10 Miguel Angel Ruiz Barrionuevo
11 Javier Sendin Medina
12 Marc Casatorres Valencia
13 Jesus Maria Yague Platon
14 Conrado Gines Hernandez-Guimera de la Hoz
15 Yolanda Jimenez Cabrera
16 Ignasi Tusquets
17 Juan Antonio Perez Sanchez
18 Aitor Iturriaga Zugazartazar
19 Carmelo Santana Sanchez
20 Rafael Arrate Irureta
21 Jose Ramon Sanz Rodenas
22 Roberto Siverio Dominguez
23 Emilio Garcia Chapman
24 Francisco Alvarado Rodriguez
25 Miguel Angel Rodriguez Rosa
26 Antonio Ignacio Alvarez Diaz
27 Jorge Crivilles Villanueva
28 Natasha Feith
29 Oriol Sabido Merigo
30 Ana Iris Niz Ruiz
31 Eder Fernandez Perez
32 Lorenzo Cardenes Castro
33 Javier Garcia Tort
34 Victor Ezequiel Martin-Macho Perez
35 Claudio Martinez Lliso
36 Javier Sanz Fernandez
37 Miquel Sunyer
38 Enrique Manuel Fernandez Vidal
39 Victor Gonzalez Carril
40 Sergio Soler Perez
41 Sergio Andres Ortega Garcia
42 Josep Cid Valls
43 Alvaro Espejo Garrido
44 Jesus Carlos Quintas Barros
45 Jaume Adell Salvador
46 Hernan Cortes Galvan
47 Santiago Fariña Tadeo
48 Tatxo Benet
49 Jacobo Luces Rodriguez
50 Marcos Badallo Prieto
51 Mario Fernandez Gorgojo
52 Tomas Jonay Garcia Gonzalez
53 Raquel Gomez Zapater
54 Eduardo Cesar Vera Martinez
55 Leonard Merino Parish
56 Roberto Sanchez Garcia
57 Carlos Astor Capafons
58 Sergio Torres Serrano
59 Michael Pranckl
60 Alexis Rodriguez Castedo
61 Julio Lopez Navarro
62 Angel Turegano Garcia
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