Courtesy of WOWSA, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Ana Marcela Cunha, recently inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, only has to finish in the top pack and earn a single point to win the 2018 FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Series.

Cunha has a commanding lead – 96 points to 66 points for second-place Sharon van Rouwendaal of the Netherlands and Rachele Bruni of Italy.

After races in Doha in Qatar, Victoria in Seychelles, Setúbal in Portugal, Balatonfüred in Hungary, lac St-Jean and lac Mégantic in Canada, Chun’an in China, the world’s fastest open water swimmer will be headed to Abu Dhabi in November for the season-culminating race in the United Arab Emirates.

Rankings after 7 of 8 Races:
1. Ana Marcela Cunha (Brazil) 96 points
2. Sharon van Rouwendaal (Netherlands) 66 points
2. Rachele Bruni (Italy) 66 points
4. Leonie Beck (Germany) 62 points
5. Finnia Wunram (Germany) 52 points
6. Xin Xin (China) 52 points
7. Samantha Arévalo Salinas (Ecuador) 41 points
8. Haley Anderson (USA) 38 points
9. Viviane Jungblut (Brazil) 35 points
10. Martina de Memme (Italy) 34 points
11. Arianna Bridi (Italy) 30 points
12. Kareena Lee (Australia) 30 points
13. Svenja Zihsler (Germany) 28 points
14. Giulia Gabbrielleschi (Italy) 25 points
15. Stephanie Horner (Canada) 18 points
16. Caroline Laure Jouisse (France) 17 points
17. Sarah Bosslet (Germany) 16 points
18. Chelsea Lea Gubecka (Australia) 14 points
18. Muran Tian (China) 14 points
18. Lea Boy (Germany) 14 points
18. Maria Alejandra Bramont-Arias (Peru) 14 points
18. Rebecca Mann (USA) 14 points
23. Julia Arino (Argentina) 12 points
24. Angela Maurer (Germany) 10 points
24. Angelica Ribeiro Andre (Portugal) 10 points
24. Anna Olasz (Hungary) 10 points
27. Nataly Caldas Calle (Ecuador) 8 points
28. Romina Soledad Imwinkelried (Argentina) 7 points
29. Oceane Maryse Cassignol (France) 6 points
29. Esmee Vermeulen (Netherlands) 6 points
29. Danielle Huskisson (Great Britain) 6 points
29. Yukimi Moriyama (Japan) 6 points
29. Mackenzie Morgan Brazier (Australia) 6 points
29. Chloe Anne Gubecka (Australia) 6 points
29. Ellen Olssson (Sweden) 6 points
29. Betina Lorscheitter (Brazil) 6 points
29. Hou Yawen (China) 6 points
38. Alice Dearing (Great Britain) 5 points
39. Minami Niikura (Japan) 4 points
39. Yumi Kida (Japan) 4 points
39. Fang Qu (China) 4 points
39. Hannah Blackwood (New Zealand) 4 points
39. Andrea Terriault (Canada) 4 points
39. Heidi Ullrich (Canada) 4 points
39. Sandra Frimerman-Bergquist (USA) 4 points
39. Mia Desjarlais (Canada) 4 points
47. Chase Travis (USA) 3 points
48. Lara Grangeon (France) 2 points
48. Adeline Furst (France) 2 points
48. Lisa Lydie Madeleine Pou (France) 2 points
48. Kalliopi Araouzou (Greece) 2 points
48. Paula Ruiz (Spain) 2 points
48. Jeannette Spiwoks (Germany) 2 points
48. Souad Nefissa Cherouati (Algeria) 2 points
48. Eva Bonnet (Belgium) 2 points
48. Krystyna Panchishko (Ukraine) 2 points
48. Phoebe Louise Griffiths (Great Britain) 2 points
48. Ilona Michele Maille (France) 2 points
48. Claire Georgina Six (France) 2 points
48. Justyna Dorota Burska (Poland) 2 points
48. Lea Boy (Germany) 2 points
48. Caiping Yang (China) 2 points
48. Michelle Weber (South Africa) 2 points
48. Martina Grimaldi (Italy) 2 points
48. Maria da Valdes Alvarez (Peru) 2 points
48. Maryna Kyryk (Ukraine) 2 points
48. Xu Chu (China) 2 points
48. Melinda Novoszath (Hungary) 2 points
48. Alena Benesova (Czech Republic) 2 points
48. Onon Katalin Somenek (Hungary) 2 points
48. Nikolett Szilagyi (Hungary) 2 points
48. Eden Girloanta (Israel) 2 points
48. Adel Juhasz (Hungary) 2 points
48. Reka Rohacs (Hungary) 2 points
48. Luca Vas (Hungary) 2 points
48. Greta Szilvasi (Hungary) 2 points
48. Karolina Balaszikova (Slovakia) 2 points
48. Dana Akl (Egypt) 2 points
48. Dania Belisle (Canada) 2 points
48. Marie-Laurence Lortie (Canada) 2 points
48. Dong Fu Wei (China) 2 points
48. Mikayla Messer (Australia) 2 points
48. Sun Jia Ke (China) 2
48. Niu Xiao (China) 2
48. Yu Ruyi (China) 2
48. Chen Ci (China) 2
48. Jia Yi (China) 2
48. Jessica Lavin (Australia) 2 points
48. Katawan Teeka (Thailand) 2 points
48. WAI Ho Sheung Wai (Hong Kong) 2 points
48. Ka Ching Leung (Hong Kong) 2 points
48. Papuypha Leelahanon (Thailand) 2 points
48. Neeranuch Ponglangka (Thailand) 2 points
48. Warisara Khaengkun (Thailand) 2 points
48. Mahina Valdivia (Chile) 2 points
48. Stefannie Gillepsie (New Zealand) 2 points
48. Sabryna Lavoie (Canada) 2 points
Shan Lei (China) 0 points

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