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|CHUN'AN Mario Gomez Germany Jersey , Zhejiang Province, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- Kristof Rasouszut of Hungary and Ana Marcela Cunha of Brazil won hard battles thanks for video replay at the 2017 FINAHOSA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup Chun'an Qiandao Lake held here on Sunday and just repeat the feat they did at the last stop at Lac Megantic in Quebec, Canada in August.
Qiandao Lake is a man-made lake located in Chun'an County, Zhejiang Province. There are 1 Marco Reus Germany Jersey ,078 islands in the lake. It covers an area of 573 km2 and has a storage capacity of 17.8 km3. The total area of the islands in the lake is about 86 km2.
Qiandao Lake, the sixth leg of the FINAHOSA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup, attracted 79 swimmers from 19 countries and regions.
The competitions were so close that about 10 swimmers packed in the leading position from the start to the end. Kristof Rasouszut of Hungary and Allan Do Carmo touched the finishind pad at the same time in one hour 31 minutes 52.4 seconds. Rasouszut was judged the champion with the help of video replay.
Fernando Ponte of Brazil took the bronze medal in 1:31.54.9 while Olympic and world champion Ferry Weertman of the Netherlands came to fourth 1:31.56.9.
"It was a very good but hard race. I was really happy with my result. I tried to be at the first position in the first three laps and tried to beat Carmo at the finish. In fact, I was always bad at the finish because of the bad position at the last 300 Marc-Andre ter Stegen Germany Jersey , 400m. But today I was at the good position and won the champion. I like Qiandao Lake very much for the water and good temperature." said Rasouszut who finished fifth at the FINA World Championships in Budapest last July.
As the pre-meet top favorite, Rio Olympic and Budapest world champion Weertman
said he was happy for the place. "It was my first race of the season, so I was happy with the place though I did not stand on the podium. I do feel pressure coming into the race that many people expect me to win and every swimmer wants to beat me."
"For me, it is a great preparation for the European Short Course Championships in December. I like the mixed training between open water and indoor pool Manuel Neuer Germany Jersey ," said the member of 4X200m freestyle relay team of the Netherlands.
In the women's race, Ana Marcela Cunha and Bridi Arianna of Italy also clocked the same time 1:18.104.22.168. Cunha was confirmed the champion only after referees watched the video replay. Viviane Jungblut of Brazil was placed third in front of Esmee Vermeulen of the Netherlands in 1:37.30.8 while Bruni Rachele of Italy came to fifth before Finnia Wunram of Germany sixth in 1:37.58.4, respectively.
"The competitions in recent years became more and more close, I was ready for that. My coach told me to swim as fast as I can in the last 200 meters. Though it was a rainy day but I like the water and temperature colder the better Lukas Podolski Germany Jersey ," Cunha smiled.
The 7th and last stop of 2017 FINAHOSA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup will be held in Hong Kong on Oct. 21.
NAIROBI, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Seoul Marathon champion Amos Kipruto of Kenya is on a mission to amend fall on debut at Amsterdam marathon last year as he returns to claim what he missed on Oct. 15.
Kipruto may not be the fastest in the elite list, but the Kenyan has shown his potential since launching his career in the Dutch capital a year ago.
Kipruto's marathon career took off from Amsterdam and this year he is competing for a place on the podium. He won this year's Seoul Marathon in 2:05:54, improving his personal best by more than two minutes.
"I want to return to where I started and see what medal I can get. I still have a lot to learn in marathon and winning is part of what I have to get used to Leroy Sane Germany Jersey ," said Kipruto.
Organizers of the Amsterdam marathon believe the course record could fall with Ethiopians Tesfaye Abera, Kipruto, Edwin Kiptoo and Zane Robertson able to run faster. The Dutch capital race holds a course record of 2:05:21.
With a personal best of 2:04:24 set when winning last year's Dubai Marathon, Abera is the fastest of the four.
The 25-year-old Ethiopian sits at 13th on the world all-time list and Kevin Volland Germany Jersey , having also won the Hamburg Marathon last year, he is keen to add the Amsterdam crown to his string of victories.
However, Kenya's Edwin Kiptoo played an important role in setting the pace in Amsterdam last year, so is familiar with the course.
With a half-marathon personal best time of 59:26 and having finished fourth at the recent Dam tot Damloop Karim Bellarabi Germany Jersey , Kiptoo has reason to feel optimistic ahead of his marathon debut.
New Zealand's Zane Robertson will also be making his much-awaited marathon debut. The 27-year-old who lives in Kenya holds national records at 10,000m (27:33.67) and the half marathon (59:47).
Dutch Olympian Abdi Nageeye will also be taking part. Besides seeking to improve his personal best of 2:09:34, he will also be looking to beat Kamiel Maase's national record of 2:08:21.
Meanwhile, Wilson Kipsang's manager Arien Verkade has said the conditions forced him to drop out of the Berlin Marathon.
"He felt very cold and could not run properly anymore. It was probably because of rain. Problems started at 25km Julian Weigl Germany Jersey ," he said.
Verkade said Kipsang's stomach "was not the problem" even though he was seen being sick shortly after dropping out at the 30km mark and added he could contest another marathon before the end of the year.
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