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Edith Van Dijk (NED) finished in the top three overall five times by winning three gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in the Marathon Swimming World Cup series between 1998 and 2005. In the 2007 FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup, she won a bronze medal in race 7.There is ongoing control of the podium for this event by Germany’s Britta Kamrau-Corestein (who took gold in 2006 and 2003, and silver in 2007, 2005, 2004, 2002, 2001, 1999) and Angela Maurer (gold in 2007, 2004, 2002, silver in 2006, 2003, and bronze in 2000). In an event traditionally dominated by Europeans, two Egyptian swimmers are creeping up the open water rankings. Mohamed El Zanaty and Mazen Aziz both finished in the top ten for the 2007 FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup and both spent time on the podium as the races progressed. El Zanaty also took the silver medal overall for the 2006 Marathon Swimming World Cup.In the shadow of open water star Stéphane Lecat, two other Frenchmen gained international recognition in the last decade. Nicolas Knap took silver in 1997, while Stéphane Gomez placed second in 2004 and 2005, and third in 2001 and 2006.

Edith Van Dijk (NED) finished in the top three overall five times by winning three gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in the Marathon Swimming World Cup series between 1998 and 2005. In the 2007 FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup, she won a bronze medal in race 7.

There is ongoing control of the podium for this event by Germany’s Britta Kamrau-Corestein (who took gold in 2006 and 2003, and silver in 2007, 2005, 2004, 2002, 2001, 1999) and Angela Maurer (gold in 2007, 2004, 2002, silver in 2006, 2003, and bronze in 2000).

In an event traditionally dominated by Europeans, two Egyptian swimmers are creeping up the open water rankings. Mohamed El Zanaty and Mazen Aziz both finished in the top ten for the 2007 FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup and both spent time on the podium as the races progressed. El Zanaty also took the silver medal overall for the 2006 Marathon Swimming World Cup.

In the shadow of open water star Stéphane Lecat, two other Frenchmen gained international recognition in the last decade. Nicolas Knap took silver in 1997, while Stéphane Gomez placed second in 2004 and 2005, and third in 2001 and 2006.