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PR 16 - Bruni (ITA) and Reymond (FRA) dominate in Abu Dhabi race

Lausanne (SUI), March 13, 2015 – The second leg of the FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2015 was held today March 13 in Abu Dhabi (UAE) with 69 swimmers (42 men and 27 women) from 20 countries taking the departure.

In the men's race, fresh face Axel Reymond of France, 21, emerged victorious in a time of 1h57m52s1. Britain’s Jack Burnell touched home a second later (1h57m53s6), edging German Christian Reichert by the slimmest of margins (1h57m53s6, decided by video finish), third overall in the Series last year.

Buoyed by her victory in Viedma (Race 1) last February, Italy’s Rachele Bruni dominated the operations again, completing the event in 2h07m31s8. 2008 Olympic silver medallist Keri-Ann Payne (GBR) took third behind 17-year-old Yan Siyu (CHN), who placed second in 2h07m34s5.  

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)

NEXT RACE: April 18 in Noumea (New Caledonia, FRA)
Race 4: May 2 in Cancun (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 8: July 30 in Lac Magog (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)