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Successful Race for Jon McKay at 2018 Lac St. Jean 10km World Cup, Chris Deegan to race the 32km tomorrow!

Outside of the main international swimming competitions each year (Worlds, Olympics, etc.), the best and most competitive Open Water races are found in the FINA 10km World Cup Circuit.  Jon McKay raced for Canada at the Lac St. Jean 10km World Cup race yesterday, and finished in 10th place (2nd Canadian), only 12.3 seconds behind first.  It was a hard fought race out front - Jon entered the 6th and final lap of the race in a strong 3rd overall, but would soon be met with the torment of the large Brazilian team, was kicked in the chest at one of the buoys, and fell a bit in the field.  Jon was happy with the result, his first World Cup in 5 years.  Jon will be racing the 10km again at Lac Megantic World Cup race in 2 weeks so stay tuned!

Chris Deegan is also in Lac St. Jean, but is instead racing the ultra-distance 32km race as part of the FINA Open Water Grand Prix Circuit (his first time racing any distance above 16km) .  He will race tomorrow, starting at 8:30AM EST, and the race usually takes ~6.5 - 7.5 hours.  You can find a webcast here: