Chris Bryan 5th in Barcelona Test Event

Chris Bryan finished in a very impressive 5th place at the Barcelona Open Water 10K World Championship Test Event on Saturday. The warm up to the World Championships in July attracted a strong field of International swimmers with 39 competitors including numerous Olympians and 2011 World Champion Spyridon Gianniotis.

Greece’s Gianniotis was the eventual winner in a time of 1 hour, 50 minutes and 50 seconds, just under a minute ahead of the chasing pack which included Bryan. New Zealand Olympian Kane Rochford finished in second in 1:51:45 with Holland’s Marcel Schouten in third in 1:51:48.

Ennis native Bryan finished in 1:51:51 just 3 seconds outside the top 3. Bryan has been showing impressive form throughout 2013 and this result in Barcelona will give him huge confidence going into the World University Games an World Championships in July.

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