Alex Reymond, Steady And Strong Wins European 25K

Courtesy of WOWSA, Berlin, Germany.

Axel Reymond had his strategy to win the 25 km European Championship in Berlin, Germany today – and stuck to it. The French swimmer was never out of the top 3 positions and held a steady, strong pace throughout the 10-loop course.

His splits throughout the 25 km race were casual in the beginning and gradually picked up in the second half, especially as he threw down a strong 5th loop that put him in the lead that was only threatened by eventual second place finisher Evgenii Drattcev of Russia:

1st loop: 31:48.6
2nd loop: 32:01.4

3rd loop: 31:02.9
4th loop: 31:37.8
5th loop: 27:46.4

6th loop: 28:39.2
7th loop: 29:18.4
8th loop: 29:35.1
9th loop: 29:02.2
10th loop: 28:26.8

1. Axel Reymond (FRA) 4:59:18.8
2. Evgenii Drattcev (RUS) 4:59:31
3. Edoardo Stochino (ITA) 5:08:51.0
4. Andreas Waschburger (GER) 5:08:52.6

5. Mario Sanzullo (ITA) 5:09:02.8
6. Alexander Studzinski (GER) 5:09:42.6

7. Yuval Safra (ISR) 5:10:09.6
8. Marcel Schouten (NED) 5:10:48.4

9. Christopher Bryan (IRL) 5:12:40.1
10. Valerio Cleri (ITA) 5:12:53.5
11. Shahar Resman (ISR) 5:14:14.7

12. Jan Posmourny (CZE) 5:22:36.2
13. Vit Ingeduld (CZE) 5:24:57.5

14. Georgios Arniakos (GRE) 5:25:45.9

DNF Marin Milan (CRO)
DNF Karel Baloun (CZE)
DNF Daniel Szekelyi (HUN)
DSQ Christian Reichert (GER)

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