7 Nov 2015

Boyle wins gold in Dubai

2:15 pm on 7 November 2015

New Zealand swimmer Lauren Boyle has won the women's 800 metres freestyle at the final FINA World Cup of the year in Dubai.

New Zealand's top swimmer Lauren Boyle.

New Zealand's top swimmer Lauren Boyle. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The double world champion claimed gold by finishing nearly five seconds clear of Britain's Commonwealth Games champion Jaz Carlin.

Boyle won with a time of 8:25.96 seconds.

The New Zealander led from the start and after a series of 32 second laps she went through the 400m in 4:18 with an advantage of only half a second from Carlin, German Sarah Koehler and two others.

Boyle then turned up the pace, lapping between one and two seconds faster per lap faster.

By the 600m mark she had stretched her lead of nearly three seconds on Carlin and six seconds on the German as she claimed an emphatic victory.

Earlier Boyle finished fourth in the final of the 200m freestyle in 1:59.24, won by last year's overall World Cup winner Katinka Hosszu from Hungary and Italy's former world champion Federica Pellegrini.