Open Water, FINA Tournaments in Santos and Rosario
Fabio Terrone
Beraud and Brunemann win 10km race in Santos. Ercoli and Nunez win 15km Grand Prix in Rosario

Romain Beraud of France won the first race of the 2013 FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup in Santos (Brazil) on Sunday in a time of 2h02:26.01.

Italians Federico Vanelli (2h02:28.22) and Matteo Furlan (2h02:30.10) was second and third respectively.

Emily Brunemann of United States won the female contest in 2h11:18.04. Teammate Eva Fabian was second with 2h11:48.06 and Rachele Bruni of Italy third in 2h11:50.12.

The next race of the Trophy will be held in Viedma (ARG) on February 2.

Italy’s Simone Ercoli emerged from a competitive field to win the 15km FINA Marathon in Rosario (Argentina) for the 2013 Grand Prix, in 1h51:03.

Fellow-countryman Mario Sanzullo took silver in 1h51:08.20 finishing ahead of Argentina's Guillermo Bertola, who clocked 1h51:08.76.

Esther Nunez of Spain won gold in the women's event registering a time of 1h58:38. 

Karla Sitic from Croatia won the silver in 2h01:14 and Russian Olga Kozydub secured the bronze in a time of 2h01:16.

The second race of the Gran Prix will be Santa Fe-Coronda (ARG) on February the 3rd.