Argentina vs. USA In The Traversée international du lac St-Jean

Swimmers from Argentina have won the Traversée international du lac St-Jean 13 times since 1955. Swimmers from the United States of America have also won 13 times since 1955.

The winners of the Traversée international du lac St-Jean, who have competed in difference distances, over the years include the following:

1955 – Jacques Amyot (Canada) – 26 km course – 11 hours 30 minutes 10 seconds
1956 – Paul DesRuisseaux (Canada) – 26 km – 9:31:00
1957 – Paul DesRuisseaux (Canada) – 26 km – 11:15:00
1958 – Greta Anderson (USA) – 26 km – 8:17:00
1959 – Helge Jensen (Denmark) – 30 km – 8:55:51
1960 – Régent Lacoursière (Canada) 30 km – 9:30:12
1961 – Herman Willemse (Holland) – 30 km – 10:07:06
1962 – Herman Willemse (Holland) – 30 km – 9:03:00
1963 – Herman Willemse (Holland) – 30 km – 8:32:50
1964 – Nabil El Shazly (Egypt) – 30 km – 10:33:21
1965 – Abdel Latif Abou-Heif (Egypt) – 31 km – 8:34:35
1966 – Judith De Nys (Netherlands) – 31 km – 8:38:57
1967 – Horacio Iglesias (Argentina) – 31 km – 8:55:15
1968 – Horacio Iglesias (Argentina) – 31 km – 9:31:11
1969 – Horacio Iglesias (Argentina) – 31 km – 9:32:11
1970 – Johan Schans (Netherlands) – 31 km – 8:27:50
1971 – Horacio Iglesias (Argentina) – 31 km – 9:31:11
1972 – Jan Van Scheindel (Netherlands) – 32 km – 10:48:43
1973 – Horacio Iglesias (Argentina) – 32 km – 8:20:43
1973 – Ossama Rachad (Egypt) – 32 km – 8:20:43
1974 – John Kinsella (USA) – 32 km – 7:54:17
1975 – John Kinsella (USA) – 32 km – 7:36:57
1976 – John Kinsella (USA) – 32 km – 7:18:06
1977 – John Kinsella (USA) – 32 km – 7:32:31
1978 – John Kinsella (USA) – 32 km – 7:13:35
1979 – John Kinsella (USA) – 32 km – 7:01:15
1980 – Paul Asmuth (USA) – 32 km – 7:11:00
1981 – Claudio Plit (Argentina) – 32 km – 8:45:38
1982 – Robert Lachance (Canada) 32 km – 8:14:07
1983 – Paul Asmuth (USA) – 32 km – 7:02:01
1984 – Doug Northway (USA) – 32 km – 7:37:36
1985 – Claudio Plit (Argentina) – 64 km – 18:14:40
1986 – Claudio Plit (Argentina) – 64 km – 17:45:24
1987 – Claudio Plit (Argentina) – 64 km – 17:46:41
1988 – Claudio Plit (Argentina) – 64 km – 17:36:28
1989 – Paul Asmuth (USA) – 64 km – 7:06:53
1990 – Diego Degano (Argentina) – 40 km – 9:18:07
1991 – Diego Degano (Argentina) – 40 km – 10:05:35
1992 – Gustavo Oríozabala (Argentina) – 40 km – 9:55:55
1993 – Chad Hundeby (USA) – 40 km – 9:00:19
1994 – Chad Hundeby (USA) – 40 km – 9:25:38
1995 – Alexandre Leduc (Canada) – 40 km – 10:01:00
1996 – Stéphane Lecat (France) – 40 km – 9:39:58
1997 – Michael Drozd (Czechoslovakia) – 40 km – 9:28:33
1998 – Stephen Cresswell (Australia) – 32 km – 7:55:35
1999 – Stéphane Lecat (France) – 32 km – 7:49:27
2000 – Stéphane Lecat (France) – 32 km – 6:22:48
2001 – Petar Stoychev (Bulgaria) – 32 km – 7:03:45
2002 – Petar Stoychev (Bulgaria) – 32 km – 7:32:09
2003 – Petar Stoychev (Bulgaria) – 32 km – 7:43:15
2004 – Petar Stoychev (Bulgaria) – 32 km – 6:23:14
2005 – Petar Stoychev (Bulgaria) – 32 km – 6:48:21
2006 – Petar Stoychev (Bulgaria) – 32 km – 6:39:09
2007 – Petar Stoychev (Bulgaria) – 32 km – 6:36:29
2008 – Petar Stoychev (Bulgaria) – 32 km – 7:39:13
2009 – Petar Stoychev (Bulgaria) – 32 km – 6:58:39
2010 – Petar Stoychev (Bulgaria) – 32 km – 6:40:22
2011 – Petar Stoychev (Bulgaria) – 32 km – 6:36:30

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