Okimoto (BRA) and Allen (GBR) win inaugural 10km race in Viedma


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The opening leg of the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2014 saw Brazil’s Poliana Okimoto and British Thomas Allen take top honours in front of 7,000 spectators in Viedma, Argentina, on February 1. A total 59 competitors (27 women and 32 men) from 12 countries took the departure.

In the 57km Grand Prix race between Santa Fe and Coronda held on February 2, the first of the 2014 circuit, Czech Silvie Rybarova and Simone Ercoli from Italy touched first, after more than eight hours spent in the water.

FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2014 calendar:

  • Race 1: February 1 in Viedma (ARG)
  • NEXT RACE: April 5 in Manzanillo (MEX)
  • Race 3: June 28 in Setubal (POR)
  • Race 4: July 24 in Lac St. Jean (CAN)
  • Race 5: July 31 in Lac Magog (CAN)
  • Race 6: August 9 in Lac Megantic (CAN)
  • Race 7: October 4 in Hong Kong (HKG)

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