In an interesting mano-a-mano three-part battle between Petar Stoychev and Trent Grimsey, Stoychev took the first round with a record-setting victory in the Ohrid Lake Marathon in Macedonia.

Stoychev finished in 5:19:30 to Grimsey’s 5:19:55 as Stoychev threw in his well-known kick at the end of the 30 km Ohrid Lake Swimming Marathon, winning for the 11th time during his illustrious career.

Stoychev and Grimsey will continue their duel in Round Two in Poland at the BCT Gdynia Marathon to be held sometime between August 24th and 26th.

Round Three will be a virtual battle in the English Channel where Grimsey will attempt to break Stoychev’s world record of 6 hours 57 minutes.

The results:

1 Petar STOYCHEV BUL 5:19:30.35
2 Trent GRIMSEY AUS 5:19:55.60
3 Edoardo STOCHINO ITA 5:19:55.60
4 Damian BLAUM ARG 5:20:06.40
5 Evgejij POP ACEV MKD 5:20:34.94
6 Guillermo BERTOLA ARG 5:24:20.79
7 Tsvetan YORDANOV BUL 5:33:42.92
8 Andrea VOLPINI ITA 5:35:12.47
9 Marin MILAN CRO 5:38:37.97
10 Martin CARRIZO YUMGES ARG 5:42:49.23
11 Anton PILIPAS RUS 5:49:11.14
12 Miro KRSTEVSKI MKD 6:01:46.56
13 Dejan MALADENOVSKI MKD 6:05:08.55
14 Aleksandar PANCEVSKI MKD 6:40:11.32
15 Tiago SATO BRA 7:14:16.76
Chris BRAVAN IRE DNF
Aleksandar TOROMANOSKI MKD DNF
Danilo PAUNOVIC SRB DNF
Aleksandar ILIEVSKI MKD DNS

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