Akaram Mahmoud Cruises to 1500 Free Win at TYR Pro Series Clovis

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Egypt’s Akaram Mahmoud raced to 15:26.12 in the men’s 1500 freestyle at the 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series at Clovis. It was his first event win of the weekend.




Men’s 1500 Freestyle

Egypt’s Akaram Mahmoud got to the wall first in the men’s 1500 (15:26.12). DART Swimming’s Chris Wieser was also in the mix through the 1000-meter mark, but could not withstand a charging Mahmoud in the back third. The victor dropped to 30s in the final 200 and came home in 29.64.

Teen duo Sawyer Grimes (SAND) and Aidan Reagan (FORD) picked up their Olympic Trials cuts in this event, with Reagan sneaking under the mark by four one hundredths of a second. Their times of 15:38.38 and 15:44.85 earned them third and fourth place, respectively.

Rounding out the top eight finishers were Blake Simpson (16:00.93), Scott Pekarske (16:06.51), Parker Reynolds (16:11.34) and Brodie Young (16:13.04).