Greek wins 10K open water race

Updated: July 20, 2011, 7:25 PM ET
Associated Press

JINSHAN CITY, China -- Spyros Gianniotis of Greece overtook defending champion Thomas Lurz of Germany down the stretch to win the men's 10-kilometer open water swimming race at the world championships on Wednesday.

Gianniotis broke free of a pack of swimmers after the final turn and passed Lurz and Britain's Daniel Lee Fogg, who had led for most of the race.

The Greek swimmer finished in 1 hour, 54 minutes, 24.7 seconds. Lurz was 2.5 seconds behind in second place, with Russia's Sergey Bolshakov collecting bronze.


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