Germany’s Toni Franz, Cathleen Rund Win 5K European Open Water Swimming Cup Stop in Spain

NAVIA, Spain, August 12. GERMANY emerged from the pack to win both the men's and women's titles in the 5K race held in Navia, Spain. The competition is a part of the European Open Water Swimming Cup series.

Toni Franz surfaced victorious from a tightly-contested men's race. Franz stopped the clock in 56:18, while France's Julien Codevelle finished second in 56:20. Spain picked up third and fourth, as Diego Nogueira (56:21) and Francisco Jose Hervas (56:24) each finished in the 56s.

Cathleen Rund gave the Germans the title sweep with a 1:01:06 to win the women's crown over compatriot Alessa Doerling (1:01:08). Spain finished third and fourth, again, as Margarita Dominguez placed third in 1:01:12 and Carolina Beneyto took fourth in 1:01:29.

Men's Results
1 FRANZ, Toni 11 1983 GER 00:56.18 20
2 CODEVELLE, Julien 13 1985 FRA 00:56.20 17
3 NOGUEIRA, Diego 18 1984 ESP 00:56.21 15
4 HERVAS, Francisco José 17 1981 ESP 00:56.24 14
5 HEDEL Joanès 14 1980 FRA 00:57.26 13
6 STOHR, Danny 12 1988 GER 00:59.20 12
7 BRION, Iván 20 1989 ESP 00:59.21 11
8 FLORENCIO, Jonathan 19 1986 ESP 01:00.39 10
9 GOMEZ, Sergio 21 1989 ESP 01:01.06 9
10 GENET, David 15 1982 FRA 01:01.07 8
11 ARTEAGA, Sergio 22 1990 ESP 01:01.22 7
PERONI, Vincent 16 1986 FRA DNF –

Women's Results
1 RUND, Cathleen 30 1977 GER 1:01.06 20
2 DOERLING, Alessa 32 1988 GER 1:01.08 17
3 DOMINGUEZ, Margarita 33 1987 ESP 1:01.12 15
4 BENEYTO, Carolina 35 1978 ESP 1:01.29 14
5 REQUENA, Yurema 37 1983 ESP 1:01.30 13
6 LLOP, Aina 38 1986 ESP 1:01.31 12
7 DOMINGUEZ, Paloma 34 1991 ESP 1:01.31 11
8 MARTINEZ, Elena 39 1986 ESP 1:01.31 10
9 EBERT, Melanie 31 1989 GER 1:01.31 9
10 RECIO, Marta 41 1990 ESP 1:01.39 8
NAVARRO, Irene 40 1988 ESP DNF
LOPEZ, Xenia 36 1984 ESP DNF –

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