Ann Arbor’ Emily Brunemann finished 10th in the FINA/HOSA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup event earlier today in Baltonfured, Hungary.
Brunemann’s 2:00:53 for the 6.2-mile course in 74-degree water of Lake Balaton was less than a minute behind winner Rachele Bruni of Italy. Bruni is the defending FINA/HOSA World Cup Series champion, a title Brunemann won in 2005.
U.S. Olympian Haley Anderson was second in the world-class field of 28, 11 seconds behind Bruni.
Brunemann’s Top-10 finish follows a sweep of the 1-mile and 10K events at the Flowers Sea Swim in Grand Cayman. She won the 1-mile last Saturday and the 10K event on Monday.
She was top woman and 7th overall in a field of 32 finishers in the 10k event won by U.S. National Team teammate Chip Peterson. Peterson, who also won the men’s 1-mile swim, won the 10K by more than 4 minutes in 2:16:04. Brunemann finished the 10K in Grand Cayman in 2:25:11.
Petersen was 7th overall and the 2nd American behind teammate Sean Ryan in the men’s field of 47 in Hungary. Italy’s Simone Ruffini won in 1:50:25. Ryan was fourth, just 3 second behind Ruffini with Peterson 16 seconds back of the winner.