Andrea Volpini has been a fixture on the professional marathon swimming circuit for over 10 years now.

The 34-year-old policeman from Italy has taken time off to complete in over 40 races.

His decade-long career includes the following marathon swims:

• Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli (36 km in Italy) in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
• Cañon del Sumidero Maraton (15 km in Mexico) in 2010, 2012
• Santa Fe – Coronda Marathon Acuatico (57 km in Argentina) in 2004, 2005, 2006, 008, 2009, 2010, 2012
• Rosario Marathon Acuatico (15 km in Argentina) in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
• Ohrid Marathon (30 km in Macedonia) in 2011
• Traversée international du lac Memphrémagog (34 km in Canada) in 2011
• Traversée international du lac St-Jean (32 km Grand Prix in Canada) in 2011
• Traversée international du lac St-Jean (10 km World Cup in Canada) in 2011 • Hernandarias – Parana (88 km in Argentina) in 2010
• Abu Dhabi Open Water Swimming Grand Prix (15 km in UAE) in 2009
• La Patagones – Viedma FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix (15 km in UAE) in 2008, 2009
• FINA Open Water Swimming Championships (25 km in Egypt, 25 km in Spain and 25 km in UAE) in 2002, 2004, 2008
• FINA World Swimming Championships (25 km in Melbourne) in 2007
• Ein El Sokhna – Red Sea (10 km in Egypt) in 2004
• Abu Dhabi FINA Grand Prix (16 km in UAE) in 2007

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