Courtesy of aimx ro, Murmansk, Russia.

Paul Eugen Dorin Georgescu has been a success in various aquatic disciplines from channel swimming to water polo and coaching, but the 41-year-old from Romania won his first world title in the 500m freestyle at the International Ice Swimming Association 3rd World Championship and 1st Ice Swimming Arctic Cup in Murmansk, Russia yesterday in 0.2°C water.

500m Freestyle Overall Male Results
1. Paul Eugen Dorin Georgescu (41) Romania 6:07:22
2. Colin Hill (49) Great Britain 6:47.83
3. Stefan Runge (52) Germany 6:47:84
4. Pavel Bainov (33) Russia 6:48.67
5. Mario Fernandez Gorgojo (40) Spain 6:50:47
6. Kubiak Krzysztof (30) Poland 7:02.38
7. López Diego (38) Spain 7:03.84
8. Biankowski Piotr (44) Poland 7:03.94
9. Akulov Denis (48) Russia 7:38.11
10. Jakub Valnicek (49) Czech Republic 7:41:34
11. Lautman Scott (67) USA 7:42.91
12. Ryan John (51) Ireland 7:44.23
13. Miot Federico (42) Italy 7:56.96
14. Oleg Chekushkin (Russia) 8:02.81
15. Štengl Michal (41) Czech Republic 8:07.29
16. Pekárek Jaroslav (42) Czech Republic 8:35.42
17. Kutuev Anton (37) Russia 8:40.05
18. Coe Jonathan (67) Great Britain 9:24.01
19. Wolber Rene (32) Austria 9:25.50
20. David Haslauer (Austria) 9:28.56
21. Fuzeau Alexandre (53) France 9:41.50
22. Wittwer Adrian Alejandro (32) Switzerland 9:46.04
23. Ibliaminov Damir (49) Russia 9:46.80
24. Mark Guest (Great Britain) 10:02.75
25. Grzywa Marek (44) Poland 10:03.87
26. Rafail Askarov (Tatarstan) 11:29.34
27. Gorbatenko Sergey (49) Russia 11:48.54
28. Khomenko Artem (44) Russia 12:38.00
29. Valitskiy Sergey (37) Russia 14:22.09
30. Sizov Andrey (56) Russia 15:09.83
31. Piskunov Viktor (65) Russia 16:51.89

For more information, visit www.murmanskiceswimming.ru.

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