Travessia do Leme ao Pontal

travessia do leme ao pontal

Mariana Chevalier Santos, a 16-year-old competitive swimmer, completed the 36 km Travessia do Leme ao Pontal in Rio de Janeiro in 9 hours 42 minutes.

About

Despite becoming seasick, 16-year-old Mariana Chevalier Santos became the youngest finisher of the 36 km Travessia do Leme ao Pontal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil finishing in 9 hours 42 minutes.

Why it was nominated

For her precocious sense of adventure and degree of tenacity on her first major marathon swim that prepared her for an 11 hour 55 minute English Channel crossing 4 months later.

Country

Brazil

Swimmer(s)

Mariana Chevalier

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HEAVY TRAFFIC DUE TO VOTING CAUSING SLOWER LOADING TIME. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE