Nathan Adrian posts in-season best time at Mare Nostrum

Nathan Adrian claimed his third 100 freestyle title in the final leg of the Mare Nostrum series in Barcelona, Spain on Saturday.

Adrian, who has won five events so far in the three-city European tour, posted an in-season best time of 48.08 seconds. The time puts him third overall this year in the world behind Australians James Magnussen (47.59) and Cameron McAvoy (47.65). Hanser Garcia Hernandez of Cuba finished second in the event in 49.05 followed by Andrey Grechin of Russia in 49.14.

Next up is the 50 free. Nathan has won the other two splash-and-dash events in Monaco and France and will look to make it a clean sweep on Sunday.

Like I said before, I wouldn’t bet against him even if the field is as tight as it is.

Nathan Adrian of Bremerton won the 100 freestyle Saturday in Barcelona, Spain, at the Mare Nostrum series. (Rafael Domeyko, rafaeldomeyko.com)
Nathan Adrian of Bremerton won the 100 freestyle Saturday in Barcelona, Spain, at the Mare Nostrum series.
(Rafael Domeyko, rafaeldomeyko.com)