FORT MYERS, Florida. April 27. ANDREW Gemmell has a kick. A tremendous kick. His kick propelled him from the rear of the pack to a silver medal finish in the 10 km at the 2009 World Swimming Championships.
He swims straight. He swims streamlined. And he swims tactically.
Those attributes enabled him to kick past leading Arthur Frayler on the final straightaway of the USA Swimming Open Water Swimming Championships in Fort Myers, Florida after the dramatic women's race.<
1. Andrew Gemmell 1:58:03.87
2. Janardan Burns 1:58:12.45
3. David Heron 1:58:15.86
4. Joey Pedraza 1:58:15.91
5. Arthur Frayler 1:58:19.67
Defending 10 km champion and America's representative in the Olympic 10km Marathon Swim, Alex Meyer of Harvard finished 10th in 1:58:47.35 as he continues his road back from a broken collarbone.
Courtesy of Open Water Source