Luciano Sales Rubio of Argentina swam an average of 6.57 kilometers per hour for nearly 10 hours as he pushed a fast pace throughout the 19th annual 88 km Maratón Internacional Hernandarias – Parana. The race was held from the city Hernandarias to Paraná, Argentina down the Paraná River.

After 9 hours 39 minutes, there was only a single body length separating the top 3 finishers (see the final sprint between Sales, Damian Blaum and Saleh Mohammad below). The battle down the last 100 meters was caught by the local television broadcasters.

The final results:

1. Luciano Sales Rubio 9:39:42 (6.57 km per hour)
2. Damian Blaum 9:39:42:09
3. Saleh Mohammad 9:39:42:11
4. Evgenij Pop Acev 9:39:42:86
5. Guillermo Bertola 9:46:33:94
6. Gabriel Villagoiz 9:47:55:71
7. Tomi Stefanovsky 9:49:52:30
8. Pilar Geijo 9:49:53:00
9. Olga Kozydub 9:49:53:42
10. Esther Núñez 9:56:48:56
11. Ivan Afanevich 9:59:33:94
12. Tsvetan Yordanov 10:06:52:86
13. Samir Botelho Barel 10:11:39:79
14. Karla Sitic 10:13:45:16
15. Fausto Brondo 10:16:06:26
16. Antonella Bogarin 10:26:44:47
17. Noelia Petti 10:39:58:24
18. Vanesa Garcia 11:03:33:82
19. Mauricio Gatica 11:31:11:51
20. Fernando Ciaramella 11:38:56:00
DNF – Daniela Moretto 6.17.2
DNF – Mariana Mello 6.17.2
DNF – Lexie Kelly
DNF – Mladenovsky

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