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PR 53 - Burnell (GBR) and Da Cunha (BRA) take gold in Hungary

Lausanne (SUI), June 20, 2015 - The fifth leg of the FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2015 took place today in Balatonfured (HUN) with 79 swimmers (58 men and 21 women) taking the departure.

In the men's race, Jack Burnell of Great Britain emerged victorious in a time of 1h41m41s93. The Brit had also won the fourth leg of the competition in Cozumel (MEX) last month. Greece's Spyridon Gianniotis touched home 3 seconds later (1h41m44s51) while Simone Ruffini (ITA) finished third (1h41m46s35) as he did in Cozumel.

Brazil's Ana Marcela Da Cunha dominated the operations in the women's race, completing the event in 1h50m36s68. Eva Risztov of Hungary took silver in front of the English Keri Anne Payne who placed third in 1h50m38s87.

Hungary, with the city of Budapest, will be the host of the FINA World Championships in 2017.

The 10km marathon swimming elite will next meet in Sebutal in Portugal on June 27 for the sixth race of this annual competition.
FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2015 calendar:

Race 1: February 7 in Patagones-Viedma (ARG)
Race 2: March 13 in Abu Dhabi (UAE)
Race 3: April 18 in Noumea (New Caledonia, FRA)
Race 4: May 2 in Cozumel (MEX)
Race 5: June 20 in Balatonfured (Hungary)

Race 6: June 27 in Setubal (Portugal)
Race 7: July 23 in Lac St-Jean (CAN)
Race 9: August 8 in Lac Megantic (CAN)
Race 10: October 11 in Chun'an (CHN)
Race 11: October 17 in Hong Kong (HKG)