Too Too Close, Two Tie

Too Too Close, Two Tie

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

In what could possibly be a precursor to the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim finish in Copacabana Beach at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Italy’s Rachele Bruni and France’s Aurélie Muller tied for first at the 2016 European Open Water Championships in the Netherlands.

The top two swimmers and pre-race medal podium finish favorites finished identically in 2:07:00.1.

Top 10 Results:
1. Rachele Bruni* (ITA) 2:07:00.1
1. Aurélie Muller* (FRA) 2:07:00.1
3. Arianna Bridi (ITA) 2:07:03.6
4. Sharon Van Rouwendaal* (NED) 2:07:06.8
5. Angelica Andre (POR) 2:07:11.3
6. Finnia Wunram (GER) 2:07:11.6
7. Giulia Gabbrielleschi (ITA) 2:07:12.8
8. Danielle Huskisson (GBR) 2:07:13.7
9. Kaliopi Araouzou* (GRE) 2:07:14.0
10. Justyna Burska (POL) 2:07:14.5
DSQ Isabelle Härle* GER
DSQ Éva Risztov* HUN

* Olympic 10K Marathon Swim finalist

The 5 km races are on July 12th, the team 5 km races are on July 13th, and the 25 km races are on July 14th.

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Steven Munatones