Rachele Bruni Gearing Up For World Championships

Rachele Bruni Gearing Up For World Championships

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Expect the unexpected in the open water.

On the week that Cindy Toscano won the 10 km Confederación Centroamericana y del Caribe de Natación Championships in 3 hours 27 minutes, Italy’s Olympic silver medalist Rachele Bruni completed in a 10 km course in Setúbal Bay, Portugal at the FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup in less than half the time.

Bruni won another FINA World Cup race during her career in 1 hour 37 minutes 36.28 seconds over newcomer Viviane Jungblut of Brazil who finished a close second in 1:37:37.23 and Ecuador’s Olympian Samantha Arevalo in 1:37:42.94.

Italy’s Arianna Bridi and Brazil’s Ana Marcela Cunha finished fourth and fifth respectively.

Bruni’s victory sets her up quite nicely heading to the 2017 FINA World Swimming Championships in Hungary.

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