Alex Reymond, Steady And Strong Wins European 25K

Alex Reymond, Steady And Strong Wins European 25K

Courtesy of WOWSA, Berlin, Germany.

Axel Reymond had his strategy to win the 25 km European Championship in Berlin, Germany today – and stuck to it. The French swimmer was never out of the top 3 positions and held a steady, strong pace throughout the 10-loop course.

His splits throughout the 25 km race were casual in the beginning and gradually picked up in the second half, especially as he threw down a strong 5th loop that put him in the lead that was only threatened by eventual second place finisher Evgenii Drattcev of Russia:

1st loop: 31:48.6
2nd loop: 32:01.4
3rd loop: 31:02.9
4th loop: 31:37.8
5th loop: 27:46.4
6th loop: 28:39.2
7th loop: 29:18.4
8th loop: 29:35.1
9th loop: 29:02.2
10th loop: 28:26.8

1. Axel Reymond (FRA) 4:59:18.8
2. Evgenii Drattcev (RUS) 4:59:31
3. Edoardo Stochino (ITA) 5:08:51.0
4. Andreas Waschburger (GER) 5:08:52.6
5. Mario Sanzullo (ITA) 5:09:02.8
6. Alexander Studzinski (GER) 5:09:42.6
7. Yuval Safra (ISR) 5:10:09.6
8. Marcel Schouten (NED) 5:10:48.4
9. Christopher Bryan (IRL) 5:12:40.1
10. Valerio Cleri (ITA) 5:12:53.5
11. Shahar Resman (ISR) 5:14:14.7
12. Jan Posmourny (CZE) 5:22:36.2
13. Vit Ingeduld (CZE) 5:24:57.5
14. Georgios Arniakos (GRE) 5:25:45.9
DNF Marin Milan (CRO)
DNF Karel Baloun (CZE)
DNF Daniel Szekelyi (HUN)
DSQ Christian Reichert (GER)

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