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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Kristóf Rasovszky Wins Very, Very Close 25 km Race

Courtesy of Getty Images, Loch Lomond, Scotland.

Kristóf Rasovszky won the shortest and longest races on the 2018 LEN European Championship open water schedule: the 5 km and 25 km.

And the emerging Hungarian star also put in the closest possible effort to upset Olympic champion Ferry Weertman in the 10 km. Although he finished second in a photo finish, both swimmers were given the same time down to the hundredth of a second.

But in today's 25 km race that also came down to the last stroke, Rasovszky out-touched Kirill Belyaev of Russia.

Men's 25 km Results:
1. Kristóf Rasovszky (Hungary) 4:57:53.5
2. Kirill Belyaev (Russia) 4:57:54.6
3. Matteo Furlan (Italy) 4:57:55.8
4. Axel Reymond (France) 4:58:03.4
5. Simone Ruffini (Italy) 4:58:04.3
6. Evgenii Drattcev (Russia) 4:59:42.1
7. Anton Evsikov (Russia) 5:00:13.3
8. Pepijn Maxime Smits (Netherlands) 5:00:15.5
9. Andreas Waschburger (Germany) 5:00:30.1
10. Alexander Studzinski (Germany) 5:01:09.4
11. Alberto Martinez Murcia (Spain) 5:01:24.3
12. Yuval Safra (Israel) 5:02:11.5
13. Matej Kozubek (Czech Republic) 5:03:34.5
14. Daniel Szekelyi (Hungary) 5:03:34.6
15. David Aubry (France) 5:06:03.1
16. Alessio Occhipinti (Italy) 5:06:04.2
17. Pol Gil Tarazona (Spain) 5:06:14.8
DNF Shai Toledano (Israel)
DNF Florian Wellbrock (Germany)
DNF Shahar Resman (Israel)

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