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Italian swimmers Simone Ruffini and Rachele Bruni have both been crowned series winners of the 2016 FINA/HOSA Marathon Swimming World Cup. The seven stage competition concluded on 15 October in Hong Kong with the final 10km race of the series. In the women’s field, Rachele Bruni defended her 2015 series crown to be awarded overall winner of the 2016 World Cup. The Rio 2016 silver medallist scored 86 points despite missing two races in the series. Brazilian Poliana Okimoto, who took bronze in front of her home crowd at Rio, also missed two races yet still scored 74 points to take second place. Germany’s Angela Maurer, the 41-year-old veteran of the open water swimming circuit, scored 61 points to be awarded third place.

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Outdoor swimming is not just about sport. It is about being part of a community, about fun and challenge, travel and escape from the day-to-day grind. It is about the thrill of feeling alive. It is being sat at your desk and dreaming of next weekend’s swimming adventure. If you find it hard to keep the thrill going through the dark days of winter, we’ve got 12 ways to help keep you motivated, including six top tips for cold water swimming. If you need something to look forward to, check out our Travel and Events sections for races and holiday destinations for summer 2017. Elsewhere in the magazine we hear from the Wild Swimming Brothers about their trip to Norway to tackle the world’s biggest whirlpools, and the truly inspirational Sarah Thomas talks to us about her mammoth 80-mile swim in Lake Powell. Enjoy the magazine and happy swimming.
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