Christine Jennings Defends Her World Cup 10K Title

Christine Jennings Defends Her World Cup 10K Title

Christine Jennings of Colorado turned the tables on a few of her rivals by winning her second straight FINA 10K World Cup in Roberval, Canada today.

In a classic sprint to the finish, Christine overcame world 5K champion Eva Fabian and world 5K championship bronze medalist Ana Marcela Cunha of Brazil down the stretch to defend her title.

Photos by Steeve Trembla show Christine (left) and Eva (right) before the race.

Christine, who suffered a chipped tooth and fat lip at the world championships, and Eva, with her goggles firmly taped to her cap, have both learned to expect everything and anything at the highest echelons of the sport.

The final results are as follows:

1. Christine Jennings (USA), 2:09:35.63
2. Eva Fabian (USA), 2:09:35.73
3. Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA), 2:09:38.21
4. Emily Hanson (USA), 2:09:40.10
5. Karla Sitic (CRO), 2:10:09.33
6. Jana Pechanova (CZE), 2:10:09.57
7. Olga Beresnyeva (UKR), 2:12:50.60
8. Bonnie MacDonald (AUS), 2:16:01.28
9. Inha Kotsur (AZE), 2:19:47.14
10. Beatrice Pineau (CAN), 2:20:01.11
11. Esther Nunez Morera (ESP), 2:20:54.14
12. Alejandra Gonzalez (MEX), 2:21:41.92
13. Heidi George (USA), 2:23:47.64
14. Odette Saldivar (MEX), 2:26:48.83
Julianne Brown (CAN), DNF

Upper photo by Dr. Jim Miller.

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