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Monday, August 29, 2016
Merle Liivand Wins Swim Miami 1-Mile Again
Estonia's Merle Liivand attempted to qualify for the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim to compete in Rio de Janeiro, but she found her way to Rio nevertheless.
After running a successful Mermaid-Motivation Clinic held in Rio during the Olympics, Liivand competed in Florida's Swim Miami. For the second year in a row, she won the 1-mile race.
"The race was held in rough water under tropical weather conditions. But I was happy to win again. I totally dedicated myself to this swim because three of the most important females in my family who are fighting different health issues including cancer. It's been a confusing time, but I have become a stronger person and athlete. Their strength is what has given me a deeper strength to keep fighting for drownings and help motivate other athletes and people to never give up sports or an active lifestyle.
Swim Miami is a great event run by Jonathan Strauss of SwimGym. It is truly a great kickoff for next season."
Top 25 One-mile Results:
1 Ramses Rodriguez 20:09.29 (44 years)
2 Cavan Wilson 20:44.99 (16)
3 Merle Liivand 21:00.79 (25) First female
4 Collin Wilson 21:14.42 (14)
5 Jeff Moore 21:59.75 (50)
6 Paul Endres 22:03.43 (53)
7 Alejandro Lima 22:09.29 (44)
8 Trey Seibold 22:35.41 (48)
9 Jose Rached 22:50.20 (34)
10 Mikel Darrigues 23:22.79 (38)
11 Richard Gibson 23:49.29 (41)
12 Rosamaria Meyer 24:00.41 (54) Second female
13 Marius Popovici 24:11.80 (36)
14 Robert Declercq 24:12.92 (40)
15 Jennifer Martin 24:14.19 (35) Third female
16 Victor Mestre 24:29.71 (49)
17 Christian Cesar 24:30.13 (44)
18 Gary Curson 24:34.80 (60)
19 Brooke Atkinson 24:42.27 (27) Fourth female
20 Joao Pedro Lenz Cesar 24:43.62 (12)
21 Charlotte Schou 25:08.29 (27) Fifth female
22 Sydney Lingenfelser 25:09.33 (14) Sixth female
23 Eduardo Cabello 25:12.54 (38 Male)
24 Hugo Vila 25:33.57 (52)
25 Edward Boaz 25:42.42 (62)
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