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Meca, Van Dijk Continue to Dominate Marathon Swimming -- February 19, 2001

February 19. WORLD OPEN WATER Champions David Meca-Medina, of Spain, and Edith Van Dijk, of Holland, continued to dominate their opposition, no matter what the distance, on the FINA Marathon World Cup circuit.

Competing in the first two events in the series, Meca won both men's contests while Van Dijk emerged the winner in both women's events.

With prize money of $26,500 at stake, Meca won the Maraton Acuatica river swim from Santa Fe to Coronda, Argentina--a distance of 57 kilometers--in 7 hours, 29 minutes and 52 seconds, nearly two minutes ahead of France's Stephane Lecat.

Van Dijk took the women's version of the race in 7:46.18, well ahead of Germany's Britta Kamrau (7:56.03) and the USA's Morgan Filler (8:39.32). Only three women finished the gruelling event.

One week later, the venue and distance had changed, but the result was familiar. Meca took the Puerto Gaboto-to-Rosario river race, a 60K jaunt, in 6:18.06 to earn the lion's share of the $25,000 in prize money. This time the contest was closer, as Germany's
Christof Wandratsch (6:19.02) and Bulgaria's Petar Stoytchev (6:19.07) were right on his heels.

Van Dijk had an easier time of it, winning the women's race in 6.32:56, nearly seven minutes in front of Germany's Britta Kamrau (6:39.54).



FINA MARATHON SWIMMING WORLD CUP
2001
RESULTS

Marathon Swimming World Cup 2001
FINAL RESULTS
Maratón Acuática Santa-Fe – Coronda (ARG)
February 4, 2001
57 km - Prize money: US$ 26,500


MEN
1. David Meca Medina (ESP) 7.29:52
2. Stephane Lecat (FRA) 7.31:49
3. Emmanuel Poissier (FRA) 7.32:25
4. Stephane Gomez (FRA) 7.32:26
5. Christof Wandratsch (GER) 7.32:40
6. Igor Majcen (SLO) 7.37:44
7. Massimiliano Parla (ITA) 7.39:35
8. Gabriel Chaillou (ARG) 7.42:21
9. Fabio Fusi (ITA) 7.45:03
10. Petar Stoytchev (BUL) 7.55:11
11. Andre Wilde (GER) 7.57:51
12. Nace Majcen (SLO) 8.00:04
13. Esteban Cabanillas (ARG) 8.18:21
DID NOT FINISH:
Claudio Gargaro (ITA)
Simone Menoni (ITA)


WOMEN
1. Edith van Dijk (NED) 7.46:18
2. Britta Kamrau (GER) 7.56:03
3. Morgan Filler (USA) 8.39:32
DID NOT FINISH:
Angela Maurer (GER)
Audry Boitte (FRA)


Marathon Swimming World Cup 2001
FINAL RESULTS
Puerto Gaboto-Rosario (ARG)
February 11, 2001
60 km
Prize money: US$ 25,000


MEN
1. David Meca Medina (ESP) 6.18:06
2. Christof Wandratsch (GER) 6.19:02
3. Petar Stoytchev (BUL) 6.19:07
4. Stephane Gomez (FRA) 6.19:54
5. Gabriel Chaillou (ARG) 6.24:53
6. Simone Menoni (ITA) 6.25:04
7. Andres Perez (CUB) 6.25:15
8. Nace Majcen (SLO) 6.29:01
9. Fabio Fusi (ITA) 6.39:14
10. Esteban Cabanillas (ARG) 6.40:22
11. Matias Cenoz (ARG) 6.41:03
12. Andre Wilde (GER) 6.49:28
13. Rafael Perez (ARG) 6.54:03
DID NOT FINISH:
Igor Majcen (SLO)


WOMEN
1. Edith van Dijk (NED) 6.32:56
2. Britta Kamrau (GER) 6.39:54
3. Celeste Puñet (ARG) 6.46:09
4. Angela Maurer (GER) 6.46:46
5. Laura Bastiani (ARG) 7.08:45
6. Morgan Filler (USA) 7.38:33
DID NOT FINISH:
Audry Boitte (FRA)