Swimming world champion Kristof Rasovszky won the 38th cross Lake Balaton competition in a record time here on Saturday.
The 23-year-old completed the classic 5,200-meter distance between Revfulop and Balatonboglar in 57 minutes, shattering the previous record of 58 minutes and 33 seconds set by Mark Papp in 2016.
Rasovszky represented Hungary at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. He won the 5km open water event at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships, and also won the 5km and 25km open water events at the 2018 European Aquatics Championships in Glasgow.
“That’s why we came, that was the goal. The weather was absolutely suitable for a new record,” Rasovszky said after the race.