Martina Grimaldi Outduels Olga Kozydub At Ohrid Marathon

Martina Grimaldi Outduels Olga Kozydub At Ohrid Marathon

Italian world champion and Olympic medalist Martina Grimaldi out-dueled and out-touched her younger Russian rival Olga Kozydub at the 30 km Ohrid Lake Swimming Marathon in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia this morning.

Karla Šitić of Croatia was third.

It was pretty flat out there for the first four hours, but the last hours were really, really choppy,” said American Lexie Kelly who finished eighth. “It was hard to get your rhythm, but I am happy to finish.”

The results:

1. Martina Grimaldi (ITA) 5:24:07.25
2. Olga Kozydub (RUS) 5:24:07.46
3. Karla Šitić (CRO) 5:24:48.91
4. Silvie Rybarova (CZE) 5:32:43.06
5. Esther Nuñez Morera (ESP) 5:41:51.47
6. Anna Mankevich (RUS) 5:49:48.84
7. Lidija Ivanova (BUG) 6:03:18.38
8. Lexie Kelly (USA) 6:13:40.15
9. Dina Levačić (CRO) 6:14:23.50
10. Noelia Petti (ARG) 6:46:42.45
DNS Nicoletta Simonazzi (ITA)

Photos shows the top 3 men and women.

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Steven Munatones