Adrian sweeps first leg of Mare Nostrum

Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian made it a clean sweep after the first leg of the Mare Nostrum Series when he won the 50 freestyle on Sunday in Monte Carlo.

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Nathan Adrian swept the sprint freestyles in the first leg of the Mare Nostrum series in Monaco last weekend. (Patrick B. Kraemer, Big Splash)

Adrian’s time of 22.66 was fast enough to put him into the top eve in the world this year. Cesar Cielo of Brazil holds the fastest time right now at 21.39, followed by Bruno Fratus of Brazil (21.45), Vladimir Morozov (21.55) of Russia and Eamon Sullivan of Australia (21.65).

The series moves on to Canet, France, Wednesday and Thursday.