FINA World Championships, Open Water: Mother of All Marathoners, Angela Maurer Wins 25K

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By Steven Munatones, Swimming World Open Water correspondent

ROME, Italy, July 25. THE women who competed in 25K race at the FINA World Championships, starting only 10 minutes after the men, showed the tenacity and strength possessed by few.

After nearly six hours of up-and-down racing, nearly every place came down to a closing sprint with the only mother in the race, Angela Maurer, winning in a down-to-the-wire finish with Anna Uvarova of Russia. Maurer, fourth place in the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim, came out on top in 5 hours and 47 minutes.

The official results are as follows:
GOLD: Angela Maurer (GER), 5:47:48.0
SILVER: Anna Uvarova (RUS), 5:47:51.9
BRONZE: Federica Vitale (ITA), 5:47:52.7
4. Margarita Dominguez (ESP), 5:48:37.6
5. Celia Barrot (FRA), 5:49:00.7
6. Linsy Heister (NED), 5:49:08.1
7. Martina Grimaldi (ITA), 5:49:36.7
8. Stefanie Biller (GER), 5:50:08.8
9. Natalya Pankina (RUS), 5:50:36.8
10. Eva Fabian (USA), 5:50:41.5
11. Emily Hanson (USA), 5:53:01.6
12. Esther Nunez Morera (ESP), 6:06:45.7
13. Shelley Clark (AUS), 6:07:31.7
14. Cathy Dietrich (FRA), 6:08:27.4
15. Lili Anzueto Moguel (MEX), 6:29:49.1
16. Kate Brookes-Peterson (AUS), DNF
17. Zaira Cardenas (MEX), DNF
18. Nika Kozamernik (SLO), DNS

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