La Patagones-Viedma Kicks Off 2015 World Cup Circuit

La Patagones-Viedma Kicks Off 2015 World Cup Circuit

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

The 2015 edition of the FINA/HOSA 10 km Marathon Swimming World Cup kicks off this Saturday on February 7th with La Patagones-Viedma (Maraton Patagones-Viedma International Open Water Swim) in Argentina.

Nearly 100 of the world’s top professional marathon swimmers will participate in the opening race of the 11-race circuit.

In 2014, more than 300 swimmers from 38 countries took part in the circuit with Ana Marcela Cunha and Allan do Carmo taking top honors. The duo from Brazil remain as strong favorites again in the 2015 season, vying for a total of US$180,000 in cash prizes. The pair, like many other pros, will criss-cross the global to 9 different countries on 3 continents to ply their trade.

With Hosa as its new title sponsor, the circuit includes the following stops:

Race #1 on February 7th: Patagones-Viedma, Argentina (Maraton Patagones-Viedma International Open Water Swim)
Race #2 on March 13th: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Race #3 on April 18th: New Caledonia, France
Race #4 on May 2nd: Cancún, Mexico
Race #5 on June 20th: Balatonfured, Hungary
Race #6 on June 27th: Setúbal Bay, Portugal
Race #7 on July 23rd: Lac St-Jean, Canada (part of the Traversée internationale du Lac St-Jean)
Race #8 on July 31st: Lac Memphrémagog, Canada (part of the Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog)
Race #9 on August 8th: Lac Mégantic, Canada (part of the Traversée internationale du Lac Mégantic)
Race #10 on October 12th: Chun’an, China (Qiandao Lake that means Thousand Island Lake)
Race #11 on October 17th: Hong Kong

Photo above is from the King and Queen of the Sea (Rei e Rainha do Mar) in Brazil that shows the two 2014 FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup overall series winners from Brazil, Allan do Carmo and Ana Marcela Cunha, both from Bahai and recipients of the FINA World Open Water Swimming Man/Woman of the Year.

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