Swimming at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's marathon 10 kilometre
|Men's marathon swimming
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
The race was held in the Serpentine lake
|Venue||The Serpentine, Hyde Park|
|Dates||10 August 2012|
|Competitors||25 from 23 nations|
|Swimming at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Oussama Mellouli from Tunisia won the gold medal — Tunisia's first at the 2012 Games — in a time of 1 hour 49 minutes 55.1 seconds. Thomas Lurz of Germany finished second, less than four seconds behind Mellouli, to take silver, and the bronze went to Canada's Richard Weinberger.
Qualifications for the event were conducted at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai, China, and at the 2012 FINA Olympic Marathon Swim Qualification in Setubal Bay, Portugal. Qualifiers were the 10 fastest swimmers in each race and then the fastest five competitors from the continental associations.
|5||Daniel Fogg||Great Britain||1:50:37.3||+42.2|
|10||Alex Meyer||United States||1:50:48.2||+53.1|
|12||Hercules Troyden Prinsloo||South Africa||1:50:52.9||+57.8||Warning|
|21||Ivan Enderica Ochoa||Ecuador||1:52:28.6||+2:33.5|
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