The stars are out for the BCT Gdynia Marathon in Poland with US$10,000 on the line for the first-place male and female finishers with a total pool of prizes amounts to US$28,000.

Lead by Olympic marathon swimming gold medalist Eva Risztov of Hungary, the women’s field includes 2 Olympic marathon swimmers, FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup winners, FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix champions, English Channel swimmers and NCAA swimmers.

On the men’s side, Petar Stoychev and Trent Grimsey expect to battle it out, but Ireland’s Chris Bryan is not going to let it be a 2-man race.

The swimmers include:

1. Pilar Geijo (Argentina)
2. Nicoletta Simonazzi (Italy)
3. Mallory Mead (USA)
4. Christine Jennings (USA)
5. Vanesa Garcia (Argentina)
6. Megan Melgaard (USA)
7. Eva Risztov (Hungary)
8. Natalia Charlos (Poland)

1. Petar Stoychev (Bulgaria)
2. Trent Grimsey (Australia)
3. Chris Bryan (Ireland)
4. Benjamin Konschak (Germany)
5. Krzysztof Pielowski (Poland)
6. Grzegorz Monczak (Poland)
7. Sebastian Karaś (Poland)

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