Alex Meyer Talks About His Classic 2010 World Championship Race On WOWSA Live

Alex Meyer Talks About His Classic 2010 World Championship Race On WOWSA Live

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The culmination of the 6th FINA World Open Water Swimming Championships on July 23rd 2010 in lac Saint-Jean near Roberval, Québec, Canada was a classic 25 km mano-a-mano dual between Alex Meyer and the then reigning 10 km and 25 km world champion Valerio Cleri of Italy.

Meyer talked about the race with Steven Munatones on today’s WOWSA Live.

During the interview, Meyer also talked about:

* being disqualified for swimming into Shelley Clark at the 2009 FINA World Championships while being in 4th place in his first 25 km race
* becoming highly motivated and confident that he could win a world championship title after his disqualification
* experiencing physical altercations with Cleri in previous races
* having Paul Asmuth coaching him on his final race at the 2016 Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean
* preparing at the Camp Chikopi, a Sports and Wilderness Camp in Ontario, Canada, the world’s first swimming camp

* his work with Mark Caron and Dave Cutler at the innovative WAVE Drowning Detection Systems, a new safety paradigm in the open water swimming community
Website: wavedds.com
Instagram: wavedrowningdetection
Twitter: wave_dds
Facebook: wavedds

If anyone wants to talk about the WAVE Drowning Detection System, they can directly contact me at [email protected],” said Meyer. “We have been incorporating the WAVE System to open water swimming practices and events from California to Massachusetts.”

2010 World Championship Men’s 25 km Top 10 Results:
1. Alex Meyer (USA) 5 hours 32 minutes 39.38
2. Valerio Cleri (Italy) 5 hours 32 minutes 40.40
3. Petar Stoychev (Bulgaria) 5 hours 33 minutes 50.29
4. Edoardo Stochino (Italy) 5 hours 35 minutes 8.46
5. Bertrand Venturi (France) 5 hours 36 minutes 10.75
6. Simon Tobin (Canada) 5 hours 37 minutes 9.74
7. Josef Kinderwater (USA) 5 hours 37 minutes 32.67
8. Joanes Hedel (France) 5 hours 37 minutes 48.38
9. Damián Blaum (Argentina) 5 hours 39 minutes 27.33
10. Libor Smolka (Czech Republic) 5 hours 39 minutes 31.30

62nd Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean on July 30th 2016
Men
1. Alexander Meyer, USA 6 hours 27 minutes 59 seconds
2. Edoardo Stochino, Italy 6 hours 31 minutes 5 seconds
3. Tomi Stefanovski, Macedonia 6 hours 39 minutes 28 seconds
4. Édouard Lehoux, France 6 hours 40 minutes 57 seconds
5. Evgenij Pop Acev, Macedonia 6 hours 41 minutes 42 seconds
6. Aquiles Balaudo, Argentina 6 hours 47 minutes 13 seconds
7. Bertrand Venturi, France 6 hours 50 minutes 51 seconds
8. Xavier Desharnais, Canada 6 hours 51 minutes 2 seconds
9. Aleksandar Ilievski, Macedonia 6 hours 52 minutes 20 seconds
10. Gabriel Pouliot, Canada 7 hours 5 minutes 47 seconds
11. Simon Pistor, Germany 7 hours 22 minutes 42 seconds
12. Xavier Théroux, Canada 8 hours 3 minutes 51 seconds
Women
1. Olga Kozydub, Russia 6 hours 39 minutes 24 seconds
2. Jade Dusablon, Canada 6 hours 46 minutes 20 seconds
3. Pilar Geijo, Argentina 7 hours 6 minutes 15 seconds
4. Sabryna Lavoie, Canada 7 hours 6 minutes 46 seconds
5. Dina Levacic, Croatia 7 hours 39 minutes 26 seconds
6. Rita Vanesa Garcia, Argentina 8 hours 8 minutes 20 seconds
7. Victoria Mori, Argentina 8 hours 13 minutes 51 seconds
8. Elena Lionello, Italy 8 hours 22 minutes 15 seconds
DNF Philippe Guertin, Canada
DNF Angela Maurer, Germany
DNF Gabriel Maria Mento, Italy
DNF Matheus Evangelista, Argentina
DNF Damian Blaum, Argentina

Video of the finish courtesy of Mohamed Marouf who was in the stands at the finish of lac St-Jean:

Etienne Couture also captured the final sprint from the official’s boat. The two men zig-zagged over the course. Munatones recalled, “I was on the finish pontoon as a FINA official and swam the two men swim all over the course. Meyer swam without a swim cap on and Cleri wore a white swim cap with Petar Stoychev coming in third.”

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