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Martina Grimaldi Edges Eva Fabian To Win In Cozumel

Published:April 15, 2013

Martina Grimaldi
Courtesy of: Andrew P. Scott-USA TODAY Sports
By Steve Munatones, Open Water Source

COZUMEL, Mexico, April 15. MARTINA Grimaldi won a tremendous battle in an sea of strong currents in Cozumel on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico at yesterday's stage on the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup marathon swimming circuit.

The Mexican stop on the absolutely stunning island of Cozumel lived up to its billing. The race gave those who won a great boost going into the upcoming World Swimming Championships in Barcelona. It also gave great feedback to others who did not do so well - and gave indication to them as to what they need to work on.


"Cozumel was one of the tougher races I have done. It was very physical, exactly like a World Championships," recalled Christine Jennings who has won two FINA World Cups and finished seventh here. "It was a lovely race, but if you didn't keep your head on straight you were out of that race quickly. Currents have a way of getting to you, the way they make the exhaustion seem so much worse. I'm in really good shape, but I hurt after that race as much as I hurt after that Tuesday morning's practice. I really can't wait to rest and see my speed come back."

1. MARTINA GRIMALDI (ITA) 2:09:39.20
2. EVA FABIAN (USA) 2:09:39.40
3. RACHELE BRUNI (ITA) 2:09:39.70
4. ANA MARCELA CUNHA (BRA) 2:09:43.50
5. ANGELA MAURER (GER) 2:09:44.20
6. EMILY BRUNEMANN (USA) 2:10:02.40
7. CHRISTINE JENNINGS (USA) 2:10:03.60
8. ISABELLE HARLE (GER) 2:10:06.30
9. ALICE FRANCO (ITA) 2:10:11.40
10. ASHLEY TWICHELL (USA) 2:10:13.50
11. GIORGIA CONSIGLIO (ITA) 2:10:15.70
12. FINNIA WANRAM (GER) 2:10:38.60
13. MARGARITA DOMINGUEZ (ESP) 2:10:43.20
14. NADINE REICHERT (GER) 2:10:48.30
15. ZSOFIA BALAZS (CAN) 2:10:48.80
16. SVENJA ZIHULER (GER) 2:12:10.40
17. JESS WALKER (AUS) 2:12:14.10
18. REBECCA MANN (USA) 2:12:44.60
19. ERIKA VILLAECIJA (ESP) 2:12:46.30
20. OLGA BERESNYEVA (UKR) 2:12:46.40
21. TRISTIN BAXTER (USA) 2:12:56.90
22. HEIDI GEORGE (USA) 2:13:21.40
21. NATALY ROSALIA CALDAS CALLE (ECU) 2:13:27.70
24. NADINE WILLIAMS (CAN) 2:14:04.60
25. LENA-SOPHIE BERMEL (GER) 2:14:06.40
26. INES HAHN (GER) 2:14:08.80
27. JADE DUSABLON (CAN) 2:15:22.10
28. HEATHER MAITLAND (CAN) 2:16:59.60
29. OPHELIE ASPORD (FRA) 2:17:13.40
30. VICENA NAVARRO (VEN) 2:17:48.60
31. PAOLA PEREZ (VEN) 2:17:49.40
32. FLORENCIA MELO (VEN) 2:17:50.10
33. BEATRICE PINEAU (CAN) 2:17:52.60
34. LUCY CAMPELL (GBR) 2:17:53.40
35. SILVIE RYBAROVA (CZE) 2:18:07.90
36. LILIANA HERNANDEZ (VEN) 2:18:20.40
37. LIZETH RUEDA (MEX) 2:20:11.80
38. BONNIE MACDONALD (AUS) 2:21:12.40
39. MELISSA VILLASE?OR REYES (MEX) 2:21:15.80
40. JUSTINE RHEAUME (CAN) 2:23:00.40
41. CARLA DIAZ (VEN) 2:23:09.20
42. LEONIE PAMERLEAU (CAN) 2:28:27.40
43. CAITLIN HUDGE (CAN) 2:32:59.90
44. BETINA LORSCHEITTER (BRA) 2:33:03.60
45. MAYELA OROPEZA (MEX) 2:33:18.40
46. CECY COHEN (MEX) 2:45:24.60
47. NELLYA ABDRAKHBRANOVA (KAZ) 2:47:43.70
48. CINTHYA ARANDA (MEX) 2:48:29.60
49. MARIYA IVANOVA (KAZ) 2:56:32.90
50. PAULINA GARCIA LASCURAIN (MEX) 3:01:00.30
ZAIRA EDITH CARDENAS (MEX) DNF
BERENICE MARTINEZ (MEX) DNF
CAITLIN NOLAN (CAN) DNF
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