Jarrod Poort, A Wollongong Winner In Setúbal

Jarrod Poort, A Wollongong Winner In Setúbal

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Portugal’s Setúbal Bay along the Portuguese coast 40 km south from Lisbon was site of today’s most competitive and exciting FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup race.

Jarrod Poort of Australia pulled out a very close victory over Allan do Carmo of Brazil and a pair of Germans Thomas Lurz and Christian Reichert.

The Australian and global open water swimming community has always seen great open water swimming potential in Poort and he finally proved the prognostications true in a very tight and tactical race among the top men. The young man from Wollongong, New South Wales is on top of the open water world with a lot more podium finishes in his sights.

The official results:

1. Jarrod Poort (AUS) 1:52:06.0
2. Allan do Carmo (BRA) 1:52:07.1
3. Thomas Lurz (GER) 1:52.07.5
4. Christian Reichert (GER) 1:52:08.3 5. Federico Vanelli (ITA) 1:51:10.2
6. Jack Burnell (GBR) 1:51:10.6
7. Matteo Furlan (ITA) 1:52:12.0
8. Diogo Villarinho (BRA) 1:52:12.7
9. Lijun Zu (CHN) 1:52:18.1
10. Andreas Waschburger (GER) 1:52:21.8
11. Thomas Allen (GBR) 1:52:24.1
12. Samuel De Bona (BRA) 1:52:37.4
13. Daniel Fogg (GBR) 1:53:03.4
14. Valerio Cleri (ITA) 1:53:28.0
15. Simon Huitenga (AUS) 1:53:28.9
16. Matthais Schweinzer (AUT) 1:53:30.5
17. Simone Ruffini (ITA) 1:53:34.5
18. Yuval Safra (ISR) 1:53:53.7
19. Mark Deans (GBR) 1:54:04.3
20. Hugo Ribeiro (POR) 1:54:05.7
21. Philippe Guertin (CAN) 1:54:09.8
22. Damien Catlin-Vidal (FRA) 1:55:02.1
23. Ivan Sitic (CRO) 1:55:44.3
24. Davy Billau (BEL) 1:56:02.0
25. Christopher Bryan (IRE) 1:56:09.2
26. Luiz Gustavo Barros (BRA) 1:56:20.3
27. Rob Muffels (GER) 1:56:43.5
28. Zibin Zhang (CHN) 1:56:53.4
29. Ruiz Perez Hector (ESP) 2:00:02.9
30. Yuanpeng Lang (CHN) 2:00:20.7
31. Tiago Oliveira (POR) 2:02:35.1
32. Evgenj Pop Acev (MKD) 2:03:21.6
33. Gonzalez Dianez Adrian (ESP) 2:04:39.4
34. Vasco Gaspar (POR) 2:08:12.2
35. Adebl Elbehary (EGY) 2:10:22.2
Fernando Ponte (BRA) DNF
Duje Milan (CRO) DNF
Antonio Arroyo (ESP) DNF

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