WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.
Ana Marcela Cunha not only defended her 25 km world title, but she collected her seventh career world championship medal with her 5 hour 13 minute victory in today’s 25 km race.
She has demonstrated her prowess in short sprints of 5 km, her teamwork in the team event, and her stamina in the 25 km marathon swim. She is flat-out a competitor, a racer who always positions herself for victory.
15 years ago, Angela Maurer won her first world championship medal off the shores of Waikiki (Hawaii). Over the last decade and a half, the 40-year-old has consistently medaled in flat rowing basins, warm bays, and rough seas against the world’s fastest marathon swimmers.
25 km marathon swim results:
1 Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA) 5:13:47.3
2 Anna Olasz (HUN) 5:14:13.4
3 Angela Maurer (GER) 5:15:07.6
4 Aurélie Muller (FRA) 5:16:07.5
5 Finnia Wunram (GER) 5:19:02.5
6 Margarita Dominguez (ESP) 5:19:39.4
7 Alice Franco (ITA) 5:19:50.5
8 Emily Brunemann (USA) 5:19:51.2
9 Ashley Twichell (USA) 5:20:20.8
10 Ilaria Raimondi (ITA) 5:21:05.2
11 Olga Kozydub (RUS) 5:22:46.1
12 Jessica Walker (AUS) 5:23:33.0
13 Chelsea Gubecka (AUS) 5:28:49.2
14 Nikoletta Kiss (HUN) 5:30:36.4
15 Lenka Sterbova (CZE) 5:36:09.9
16 Dandan Yang (CHN) 5:42:19.5
17 Shiyue Cao (CHN) 6:02:49.7
DNF Silvie Rybárová (CZE)
DNF Betina Broscheitter (BRA)
DNF Julia Lucila Arino (ARG)
DNF Xeniya Romanchuk (KAZ)
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