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Olga Beresnyeva wins 25k open water

Updated: August 8, 2010, 2:26 PM ET
Associated Press

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Olga Beresnyeva of Ukraine won the 25-kilometer open water race in a photo finish Sunday at the European swimming championships.

Beresnyeva touched first to beat Angela Maurer of Germany by just 0.1 seconds, finishing in 5 hours, 48 minutes, 10.2 seconds. Martina Grimaldi of Italy was third, 20.6 seconds back.

In the grueling race held on Lake Balaton -- 80 miles south of Budapest -- Beresnyeva and Maurer swam together leading up to the final sprint, where the ...

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