Weertman Tugs Olivier, A French Flotilla & Burnell Home In Gravelines Grind

Ferry Weertman (NED) - Olympic champ - by Patrick B. Kraemer

French Open Water Championships in Gravelines today: among the top six finishers in an international field, three Frenchmen. The 10km battle featured 87 swimmers, two no-finishers, 36 of the finishers inside 2 hours. Olympic champion Ferry Weertman stopped the clock at the helm of all in 1 hour 52:01, 3secs ahead of France’s Olympic podium placer Marc-Antoine Olivier, the man denied that honour by disqualification in the eye of a storm in Rio last year, Britain’s Jack Burnell, a further 2sec adrift, David Aubry the second French man home and given fourth with the same time as the Brit

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