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Sean Ryan wins 5k open-water title

Updated: June 12, 2011, 3:47 PM ET
Associated Press

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Sean Ryan easily won the men's 5-kilometer race at the USA Swimming Open Water National Championships on Sunday, leading from start to finish, while Ashley Twichell narrowly avoided a mistake at the end to win the women's event.

Ryan, who lost by just two seconds in Friday's 10-kilometer race, took advantage of the calm waters to widen the gap between him and the rest of the pack with each lap. The 18-year-old from Chattanooga, Tenn., beat out Chip Peterson and ...

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