SAN FRANCISCO, California, September 18. OVER the weekend, Vladimir Dyatchine and Chloe Sutton laid claim to the RCP Tiburon Mile titles for the second year in a row.
Last year, Dyatchine picked up the top honor for the men with a controversial win over Thomas Lurz after the pair physically battled each other down the final sprint to the finish. This year, however, Dyatchine earned a much cleaner victory with a time of 18:20.0. Brenden Capell of Australia finished second among the men with a time of 18:22.8, while Scott Kaufmann took third in 18:26.3.
Sutton dueled Kalyn Keller throughout the race before stopping the clock first in 19:04.7. Keller completed the course second in 19:05.9, while Russia's Ksenia Popova finished third in the women's race with a time of 19:08.0.
Look for an inside look at the race in November's issue of Swimming World Magazine as Tito Morales will provide a first-person view of the race. He finished in 82nd overall with a time of 23:37.3.