FINA Communications Department

Kristof Rasovszky of Hungary, 22, made history on Saturday August 3 as he won his third consecutive race at the FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series in Lac Megantic, Canada, becoming the first swimmer ever to win both Canadian legs since 2011, when the two cities joined the programme of the Series.

Equally, Rasovszky is he first ever to win three back-to-back stages since Spyridon Gianniotis (GRE) won the first three races in 2012. In Lac Megantic he clocked a time of 2h06m46s30, claiming the gold at stake, while Dario Verani (ITA, 2h06m48s10) and Hau-Li Fan (CAN, 2h06m52s70) settled for silver and bronze. Rasovszky naturally leads the men's ranking with 3700 points. Andreas Waschburger (GER) and Marcel Schouten (NED) follow him in the ranking with 1720 and 1634 points.

In the women's competition, Italy's Arianna Bridi was the fastest in Lac Megantic and won in 2h24m30s00m just in front of teammate  Rachele Bruni (2h24m32s60) and Hungary's Anna Olasz (2h24m34s50).

The two Italian swimmers Bruni and Bridi currently lead the ranking in this order with 3750 and 3200 points respectively. World champion Ana Marcela Cunha of Brazil is third with 3100 points.
 
The Series next stops in Ohrid (MKD) on August 28 before heading to Asia with meets in Chinese Taipei on September 7 and in Chun'An (CHN) on September 29.

You can read a detailed race report on FINA website, results are available on FINA mobile app and FINA website.

Medallists in Lac Megantic (CAN):

MEN

1. Kristof Rasovszky (HUN) 2:06:46.30; 2. Dario Verani (ITA) 2:06:48.10; 3. Hau-Li Fan (CAN) 2:06:52.70

WOMEN
1. Arianna Bridi (ITA) 2:24:30.00; 2. Rachele Bruni (ITA) 2:24:32.60; 3. Anna Olasz (HUN) 2:24:34.50

Calendar 2019

#1 - Doha (QAT) - February 16
#2 - Seychelles (SEY) - May 12
#3 - Setubal (POR) - June 8
#4 - Balatonfured (HUN) - June 15
#5 - Lac St Jean (CAN) - July 21
#6 - Lac Megantic (CAN) - August 3
#7 - Ohrid (MKD) - August 28
#8 - Chinese Taipei (TPE) - September 7
#9 - Chun'An (CHN) - September 29