Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Barbara Pozzobón has been getting better and better over her open water swimming career.

Today, she earned her first FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix circuit victory in the 57 km Maratón Acuática Internacional Santa Fe – Coronda.

Pozzobón won the 43rd edition of the river race in 8 hours 53 minutes over second-place Alice Franco of Italy [shown above] in 9 hours 1 minute and third-place Aurélie Muller of France in 9 hours 5 minutes.

Final Results:
Barbara Pozzobón (Italy) 8 hours 53 minutes 42.79 seconds
Alice Franco (Italy) 9 hours 1 minutes 20.70 seconds
Aurélie Muller (France) 9 hours 5 minutes 13.68 seconds
Martina Grimaldi (Italy) 9 hours 6 minutes 53.31 seconds
Olga Kozydub (Russia) 9 hours 6 minutes 54.53 seconds
Daria Kulik (Russia) 9 hours 7 minutes 59.31 seconds
Pilar Geijo (Argentina) 9 hours 8 minutes 3.81 seconds
8th Ilaria Raimondi (Italy) 9 hours 10 minutes 49.43 seconds
9th Anna Mankevich (Russia) 9 hours 10 minutes 49.57 seconds
10º Fabiana Lamberti (Italy) 9 hours 11 minutes 30.27 seconds
11º Catarina Ganzeli (Brazil) 9 hours 47 minutes 29.16 seconds
12º Rita Vanesa Garcia (Argentina) 10 hours 15 minutes 51.24 seconds
DNF Romina Imwinkelried (Argentina)
DSQ Elena Lionello (Italy)
DSQ Daira Marin (Argentina)

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