Kristóf Rasovszky Wins Again

Courtesy of Aimee Berg, FINA, lac Mégantic, Canada.

Kristóf Rasovszky of Hungary won his third consecutive FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series event at the Traversée internationale du lac Mégantic in Quebec, Canada.

Rasovszky won by 1.8 seconds in 2 hours 6 minutes 46.3 seconds over Italy’s Dario Verani. Matteo Furlan of Italy was touched out by Hau-Li Fan of Canada at the finish for third.

The point-to-point crossing in the picturesque lake was site of Rasovszky’s third victory on this season’s circuit and seventh career victory on the World Series circuit.  “For the first 2K, I was in the back of the pack to save energy, but it didn’t feel good for me. I wanted to know what was happening in the lead. After the 6K feed, I found myself in the lead. I don’t know how.

In the last kilometer, I had a lot of people around me. I started to push more and really show something to the finish.”

Second-place Verani said, “I’m happy with this result because it’s the same as last year and in the first part of the race, I wanted to be next to Kristof because I knew he’s the best right now in this competition.   At the end, I was in the middle [of the pack] and when you are in the middle, it is not good.”

Hau-Li Fan made his countrymen proud with a photo-finish to finish third.  Fan led the race through the first several kilometers, and is not accustomed to swimming in a tight pack.  He trains in a pool in Vancouver, usually by himself, and is entering his fifth year of studies at the University of British Columbia.

Results from FINA/CNSG 10km Marathon Swim World Series in Lac Mégantic:
1. Kristóf Rasovszky (Hungary) 2:06:46.3
2. Dario Verani (Italy) 2:06:48.1
3. Hau-Li Fan (Canada) 2:06:52.7
4. Matteo Furlan (Italy) 2:06:52.8
5. Guillem Pujol Belmonte (Spain) 2:06:53.0
6. Marcel Schouten (Netherlands) 2:06:55.30
7. Lars Bottlier (Netherlands) 2:06:55.30
8. Andreas Waschburger (Germany) 2:06:57.50
9. Fernando Ponte (Brazil) 2:06:57.80
10. Evgenij Pop Acev (North Macedonia) 2:06:58.50
11. Daniel Delgadillo (Mexico) 2:07:01.70
12. Nicolas Masse-Savard (Canada) 2:07:01.90
13. Alexandre Finco (Brazil) 2:07:49.00
14. David Pouliot (Canada) 2:10:26.60
15. Solomon Wright (New Zealand) 2:11:24.90
16. Chris Deegan (Australia) 2:18:53.10
17. Edouard Belanger (Canada) 2:21:15.00
18. Maxime Gagnon (Canada) 2:23:27.20

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