Thomas Lurz is one well-known constant in the elite world of
open water swimming. 2011 was no different.
Thomas not only won his 7th
world championship title in the 5K, but he also won the FINA 10KM Marathon
Swimming World Cup series, the European 10K Championships, and only narrowly
lost the world championship 10K title in Shanghai.
Always a gentlemen in
victory and defeat, Thomas is one of the sport’s greatest ambassadors.
Known for his tremendously hard-working habits during training, his victories
are earned the old-fashioned way, whether the competitions are held in rough
seas or calm lakes. He is humble by nature, but his intensity in the
water is legendary. Race after race, year after year, Thomas continues to
pound out the mileage in training and stand tall upon the podium listening to
the German national anthem. For what he represents as an athlete and one
of the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim gold medal favorites, Thomas Lurz is a worthy
nominee for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.
WOWSA aims to promote open water swimming as a global sport for those of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. It hosts the World Open Water Swimming Awards to recognize the open water swimming’s heroes and heroines.
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