Courtesy of Catherine Vogt, Balatonfüred, Hungary.

It was inevitable. Ana Marcela Cunha is not only always competitive in every race that she competes in, but she also had a tremendously successful 2017 FINA World Championship last year in Balatonfüred with a gold medal performance in the 25 km and two bronze medal swims in the 5 km and 10 km races.

The Brazilian star had to give it all she had against Olympic silver medalists Haley Anderson (2012) and Rachele Bruni (2016) in the FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Series 10 km race held yesterday in Balatonfüred.

In a close call, she barely beat Anderson by 0.30 seconds and Bruni by 1.6 seconds.

Women’s Results:
1 Ana Marcela Cunha (Brazil) 2:05:53.10

2
Haley Anderson (USA) 2:05:53.40
3 Rachele Bruni (Italy) 2:05:54.70
4 Giulia Gabbrielleschi (Italy) 2:05:56.80
5 Kareena Lee (Australia) 2:05:57.00
6 Angelica Maria (Portugal) 2:06:05.00
7 Finnia Wunram (Germany) 2:06:07.30
8 Martina de Memme (Italy) 2:06:08.60
9 Sharon van Rouwandaal (Netherlands) 2:06:15.50
10 Samantha Arevalo (Ecuador) 2:06:16.40
11 Chelsea Gubecka (Australia) 2:06:16.60
12 Melinda Novoszath (Hungary) 2:06:20.90
13 Xin Xin (China) 2:06:23.70
14 Svenja Zihsler (Germany) 2:06:36.40
15 Alena Benesova (Czech Republic) 2:06:40.40
16 Onon Katalin Somenek (Hungary) 2:06:42.10
17 Chloe Gubecka (Australia) 2:06:42.20
18 Yumi Kida (Japan) 2:07:02.60
19 Mackenzie Brazier (Australia) 2:07:02.90
20 Anna Olasz (Hungary) 2:07:11.60
21 Leonie Beck (Germany) 2:07:47.10
22 Viviane Jungblut (Brazil) 2:08:29.30
23 Nikolett Szilagyi (Hungary) 2:08:34.10
24 Yukimi Moriyama (Japan) 2:08:34.50
25 Eden Girloanta (Israel) 2:08:35.90
26 Adel Juhasz (Hungary) 2:08:36.10
27 Reka Rohacs (Hungary) 2:09:01.70
28 Fang Qu (China) 2:09:57.90
29 Luca Vas (Hungary) 2:11:55.50
30 Justyna Dorota Burska (Poland) 2:12:50.70
31 Greta Szilvasi (Hungary) 2:14:54.30
32 Xu Chu (China) 2:16:02.20
33 Muran Tian (China) 2:17:32.60
34 Karolina Balazikova (Slovakia) 2:25:00.30
35 Hannah Blackwood (New Zealand) 2:25:00.90
36 Dana Khaled Abdelmoneim (Egypt) 2:25:18.10
DNF Avital Flaishman (Israel)
DSQ Gerle Kerecsen (Hungary)

DNF Sarah Bosslet (Germany)

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