| The second stage of the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 2009 finished with victory for the renowned Britta Kamrau-Corestein (GER) among the women, she finished the 15km course in a time of 2h11:10 respectively. It was nevertheless a great race for the home favourite.|
1. Britta Kamrau-Corestein (GER) 2h11:10
For Kamrau-Corestein (born 1979) this win is another example of her enduring mastery over the sport. She has been an overall medallist in a major FINA international open water series eight times since 1999. She now has two 2009 Grand Prix medals in two races, having won silver in Santa Fe (ARG) on February 1.
The race course was a triangle circuit of the Parana River, on which the city is situated, with a starting point from La Florida Beach. Competitors swam down river about 2km into a 1.8km triangle circuit, which they had to complete six times. There was a total of US$10,000 in prize money available for the event, which doubled as the 15th Maraton Acuatico Internacional - Rosario. The next race of the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 2009 is in Viedma (ARG) on February 14.
FRANK UIJLENBROEK WORLDSPORTPICS