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Sunday, June 19, 2016
Jose Luis Larrosa Sets Record At Tabarca Marathon Swim
Jose Luis Larrosa broke the course record of American Lexie Kelly with his victorious swim at the 21 km Tabarca Marathon Swim (Maratón Acuático Tabarca-Alicante) between Tabarca Island and Alicante city off the Mediterranean coast in Spain.
51 swimmers started, 49 finished as 5 safety boats, 6 Jet Skiers, 54 kayakers, an ambulance and lifeguards stood watch over the field. "There were also nearly 600 spectators cheering from shore," said Larrosa who set a course record in 4 hours 38 minutes. "With 6 countries represented, there were swimmers from Argentina, France, Poland, Austria, Spain and Hungary. Clara Perez won the women's race in 6 hours 20 minutes while Alberto Pérez Díaz was second in 5 hours 5 minutes and Argentinian Fernando Espina Velaz was third in 5 hours 14 minutes."
Hosted by the Acanta Swimming Club, expectations are high for next year's edition with an even greater representation from international athletes.
For more information, visit www.tabarcamarathon.com.
1 Jose Luis Larrosa 4:48:22 (13:43 min/km)
2 Alberto Pérez Díaz 5:05:46 (14:33 min/km)
3 Fernando Espina Velaz 5:14:22 (14:58 min/km)
4 César Hernández 5:14:49 (14:59 min/km)
5 Miguel Angel Sánchez 5:27:34 (15:35 min/km)
6 Samuel Vidal Fernández 5:30:24 (15:44 min/km)
7 Attila Mányoki 5:36:02 (16:00 min/km)
8 Israel González Guillén 5:45:49 (16:28 min/km)
9 Jose Ignacio Amores Escribano 5:54:56 (16:54 min/km)
10 Sasa Savel 5:55:35 (16:55 min/km)
11 Carlos Rodríguez Faraldos 6:02:04 (17:14 min/km)
12 Eduardo Porset Llantada 6:02:52 (17:16 min/km)
13 Jose Ramón Sanz Ródenas 6:02:53 (17:16 min/km)
14 Victor González Juarez 6:06:16 (17:26 min/km)
15 Pascual Illán Bernal 6:08:39 (17:33 min/km)
16 Raúl Aureliano Pérez Martínez 6:11:01 (17:40 min/km)
17 Manuel Antonio Bernabé Pérez 6:13:39 (17:47 min/km)
18 Juan José Caselles López 6:14:37 (17:50 min/km)
19 Raúl Tomás 6:17:03 (17:57 min/km)
20 Clara Perez 6:20:33 (18:07 min/km)
21 Sergio Javier Larrosa Rodríguez 6:24:30 (18:18 min/km)
22 Vicente Martínez Martí 6:25:33 (18:21 min/km)
23 Jose Ramón Vives Bonete 6:29:46 (18:33 min/km)
24 Martí Colet 6:30:54 (18:36 min/km)
25 Daniel Santa Candela 6:32:31 (18:41 min/km)
26 Jorge Yagüe Andrés 6:33:31 (18:44 min/km)
27 Pedro Navarro Miguel 6:34:49 (18:48 min/km)
28 Manfred Spitzwieser 6:35:59 (18:51 min/km)
29 Vicent Climent Llobell 6:37:43 (18:56 min/km)
30 Antonio Pajuelo Lázaro 6:41:39 (19:07 min/km)
31 David Jose Pomares Agulló 6:43:21 (19:12 min/km)
32 David Abad Diaz 6:49:08 (19:28 min/km)
33 Vicente Esteve Lopez 6:49:09 (19:29 min/km)
34 Mario Cañizares Sánchez 6:56:42 (19:50 min/km)
35 Jesús Gómez Ramos 7:00:06 (20:00 min/km)
36 Ramses Gavidia Cámara 7:03:25 (20:09 min/km)
37 Selina Moreno Pasagali 7:03:27 (20:09 min/km)
38 Jose Luis Mascarell 7:04:22 (20:12 min/km)
39 Carlos Colomina Beneyto 7:04:23 (20:12 min/km)
40 Krysztof Gajewski 7:05:51 (20:16 min/km)
41 Salvador Martínez Puche 7:17:00 (20:48 min/km)
42 Javier Varó Climent 7:17:02 (20:48 min/km)
43 David Marimon Estrany 7:23:05 (21:05 min/km)
44 Carlos Martínez Murcia 7:25:14 (21:12 min/km)
45 Antonio Juan Marco 7:25:18 (21:12 min/km)
46 Eva María Veracruz Gálvez Álvez 7:25:19 (21:12 min/km)
47 Alvaro Nevado Fernández 7:25:27 (21:12 min/km)
48 Carlos Pomares Arias 7:25:40 (21:13 min/km)
49 Vicente Casterá Brugada 7:35:04 (21:40 min/km)
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