Marcin Szarpak Shatters His Own Record to Win 250 Freestyle at IISA 5th World Championship

Marcin Szarpak Shatters His Own Record to Win 250 Freestyle at IISA 5th World Championship

The 250m is a tough race to win – swimmers have to maintain a long sprint over 2 minutes where lactate levels build quickly and only increase as the race goes on.

21-year-old Marcin Szarpak of Poland won the 250m freestyle in 2:36.99 at the IISA 5th World Championship in Samoëns, France today.

The ice swimming community is quickly learning how to train and prepare for maintaining a fast pace throughout the 250m.

Szarpak’s previous world record was 2:45.77, set at the IISA 4th World Championship in Poland. He absolutely shattered the record – as he did a few days ago with his world record-setting 1000m freestyle.

Szarkpak had to swim fast to win. The first four swimmers all broke Szarpak’s world record: 17-year-old Andrei Enache of Romania (2:38.27), Polish teammate Michal Tomaszowski (2:43.64), and 2012 German Olympian Andreas Waschburger (2:44.39).

250m Freestyle Male Results (Top 10):

  1. Marcin Szarpak (Poland) 2:36.99
  2. Andrei Enache (Romania) 2:38.27
  3. Michal Tomaszowski (Poland) 2:43.64
  4. Andreas Waschburger (Germany) 2:44.39
  5. Quinn Boyle (New Zealand) 2:53.28
  6. Phillip Duma (Great Britain) 2:53.71
  7. Paweł Bednarczyk (Poland) 2:54.33
  8. Marek Rother (Poland) 3:01.53
  9. Christoph Karow (Germany) 3:01.68
  10. Henri Kaarma (Estonia) 3:02.98

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