Marathon bronze for Burnell

10 Jun 2018

Jack Burnell has won a bronze medal in the FINA Marathon swimming World Series in Setubal, Portugal.

Burnell completed the 10km behind Hungary's Kristof Rasovszky and Italian Mario Sanzullo. In a change to his usual tactics he stayed at the back in the early laps, positioning himself in eighth for the last lap, overtaking Olympic champion Ferry Weertman in the final stretch to take the bronze.

It's his second medal of the series following a silver in the Seychelles in May.

Fellow Brit Toby Robinson came in 26th. Having been in fourth place throughout the race, the 20-year-old lost places in the final lap as more experienced racers picked up the pace.

In the women's race Danielle Huskisson finished in 21st position, in a race won by the USA's Haley Robinson. The race provided tricky conditions for the women as a late start time saw the penultimate lap of the men's race swim through the women's race. Despite this Danielle managed to make up 10 places across the race.