Whitfield and Lurz win Great Swim in London

Great Swim London 2009
Great Swim London 2009
Olympic medallists Keri-Anne Payne, Cassie Patten and David Davies were among the elite athletes competing in the inaugural Great London Swim at The Royal Victoria Dock on 15 August 2009

Swimmers of all abilities had the rare opportunity to race against a field including Britain’s best open water swimmers, Australia’s Olympic golden girl Stephanie Rice, Olympic champion Larisa Ilchenko of Russia and Germany’s Olympic medallist Thomas Lurz.

Results of elite swimmers races:

Elite Women
18Katy WhitfieldGBR17.39.74
25Poliana OkimotoBRA17.42.90
33Cassie PattenGBR17.48.85
42Keri-Anne PayneGBR17.50.52
54Steffi BillerGER17.58.54
61Stephanie RiceAUS17.59.37
79Vanessa RawGBR19.15.19
815Harriet BrettleGBR19.16.67
914Ellis JacksonGBR19.22.96
1011Abbie ThorringtonGBR19.24.77
Elite Men
151Tomas LurzGER16.24.62
256Dan FoggGBR16.26.12
350Dave DaviesGBR16.29.29
452Petar StoychevBUL16.29.71
558Tom AllenGER16.32.35
654Mazen AzizEGY16.34.51
755Dave CarryGBR16.47.268
860Richard StannardGBR17.11.25
962Scott HathawayGBR17.36.95
1065Fred ClatworthyNZL17.37.43

The event is part of Great Swim, a new series of one mile swims taking place throughout the UK.

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