Roberval Recap

Roberval Recap


This past week in Roberval, QC Canada, the best open-water swimmers in the world converged on Lac St-Jean for the FINA World Championships. The contested distances: 5K, 10K, and 25K. Team USA made an impressive showing: Eva Fabian (5K) and Alex Meyer (25K) took gold in dramatic fashion, and Fran Crippen took bronze in the 5K (and 4th in the 10K). Fabian, who kicked my ass ’round-and-’round the Miami Marine Stadium in April, was also co-leading the 10K until she was disqualified for missing the final buoy.

In a sport that has been traditionally dominated by Europeans, the Americans took 2nd in overall points (behind Italy).

For those who missed Steven Munatones’ coverage, here are videos and recaps for each event:

Men’s 10K
Daily News of O.W.S. write-up.
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Women’s 10K (skip to 7:15 for race start)
Daily News of O.W.S. write-up.

Men’s 5K (skip to 7:15 for start)
Daily News of O.W.S. write-up.

Women’s 5K
Daily News of O.W.S. write-up.

Men’s 25K
Daily News of O.W.S. write-up.
Video of finish (wow!):

Women’s 25K
Daily News of O.W.S. write-up.
Video of mid-race feeding:

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