With 11-time winner Petar Stoychev in Germany getting ready for the Olympic marathon swim in London, the door was open for Trent Grimsey to win the 58th Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in Roberval, Canada.

And he burst through in victorious fashion.

But Grimsey‘s chase of Stoychev is not over. He will be heading over to England next week with the goal of breaking Stoychev’s English Channel record of 6 hours 57 minutes.

The final results:

1. Trent Grimsey (AUS) 6:26:12.65
2. Tomi Stefanovski (MKD) 6:33:56.52
3. Philippe Guertin (CAN) 6:33:57.78
4. Evgenij Pop Acev (MKD) 6:34:21.81
5. Damian Blaum (ARG) 6:34:39.40
6. Libor Smolka (CZE) 6:34:54.65
7. Ian Van Der Hulst (NED) 6:38:35.84
8. Andrea Volpini (ITA) 6:46:25.40
9. Luciano Martin Sales Rubio (ARG) 6:50:51.62
10. Paul Blais-Morisset (CAN) 7:07:14.46
11. Benjamin Konschak (GER) 7:08:34.87
12. Simon Couillard-Casttonguay (CAN) 7:51:16.40
13. Pierre Pelletier (CAN) 8:15:10.90
DNF Alexander Studzinski (GER)

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