Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Expect the unexpected in the open water.

On the week that Cindy Toscano won the 10 km Confederación Centroamericana y del Caribe de Natación Championships in 3 hours 27 minutes, Italy’s Olympic silver medalist Rachele Bruni completed in a 10 km course in Setúbal Bay, Portugal at the FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup in less than half the time.

Bruni won another FINA World Cup race during her career in 1 hour 37 minutes 36.28 seconds over newcomer Viviane Jungblut of Brazil who finished a close second in 1:37:37.23 and Ecuador’s Olympian Samantha Arevalo in 1:37:42.94.

Italy’s Arianna Bridi and Brazil’s Ana Marcela Cunha finished fourth and fifth respectively.

Bruni’s victory sets her up quite nicely heading to the 2017 FINA World Swimming Championships in Hungary.

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