January 30, 2012
Emily Brunemann and Chip Peterson competed in the first FINA Open Water World Cup 10K race of 2012 yesterday in Santos, Brazil. The water conditions were rough, leading to a tough and longer than average race. Due to the depth of the competition, there was a very fast lead pack and brutal race to the finish in both races. Brunemann and Peterson each hung with the lead pack in their races and finished 5th and 12th, respectively. Brunemann's time of 2 hours, 22 minutes and 31 seconds was 7 seconds behind the top finisher. Peterson's time of 2 hours, 11 minutes and 51 seconds was 11 seconds behind the leader. Great job, Emily and Chip! Complete results can be viewed here.