Similar to 2008, the overall standings of the European Open Water Swimming Cup were mainly a German affair. At the final event in Marmaris-Mugla on the Turkish Riviera, Germany’s Christian Reichert successfully defended his men’s title. In the addition of the two races that constitute the Final, a ten kilometres race plus a five kilometre time trial, Reichert achieved a total time of 2:05:09.58 hours ahead of compatriot Andreas Waschburger (2:06:00.03).
Reichert had a clear lead in the overall standings with 80 points, followed by Belgium’s Brian Ryckeman (63) and Germany’s Andreas Waschburger (62). Reichert had already won the third, fourth and fifth legs of the European Open Water Swimming Cup in Porec (CRO), Hoorn (NED) and Navia (ESP) laying the foundation to reach the top of the general classification.
In the women’s event Germany’s Gina Mohr succeeded compatriot Nadine Pastor Spain (54) and Slovenia’s Nika Kozamernik (52). With a total time of 2:20:35,29 Marta Recio won the last event ahead of Gina Mohr (2:20:41,99), who failed to achieve first place in any of the five European Cup legs prior to the final in Turkey.
Germany celebrated a third consecutive double victory in the final general classification. The European Open Water Swimming Cup boasts a total prize money of 21,000 Euro, put up by the European Swimming Federation (LEN).
Richard Charlesworth (GBR) 1:56:41,95 h
Keri-Anne Payne (GBR) 2:04:27,25 h
Luca Ferretti (ITA) 0:47:23,00 h
Yurema Requena (ESP) 0:51:02,60 h
Christian Reichert (GER) 1:57:52,00 h
Teja Zupan (SLO) 2:10:21,00 h
Christian Reichert (GER) 2:00:47,23 h
Linsy Heister (NED) 2:06:21,65 h
Christian Reichert (GER) 0:56:06,40 h
Margarita Dominguez (ESP) 1:00:02,40 h
Christian Reichert (GER) 2:05:09,58 h
Marta Recio (ESP) 2:20:35,29 h