La Traversée internationale du lac Memphrémagog

QUEBEC. Twenty athletes are entered in this week’s professional marathon swim in Magog, Québec, Canada. Petar Stoychev will be aiming for his unprecedented 11th victory in the 34K race in lac Memphremagog while Pilar Geijo will try to defend her title.

Joanie Guillemette-Simard (shown on left), who competed last year despite a badly injured eye due to a car accident, will be one of those trying to knock Pilar from her podium spot.

The athletes – who swim in a large mixed-gender pack for the first part of the race – typically enjoy a week of festivities leading up to the classic Traversée internationale du lac Memphrémagog:

1. Jasmine Frappier (Canada)
2. Paul Blais-Morisset (Canada)
3. Evgenij Pop Acev (Macedonia)
4. Esther Nunez Morera (Spain)
5. Xavier Desharnais (Canada)
6. Petar Stoychev (Bulgaria)
7. Aurélie Côté (Canada)
8. Ian Van der Hulst (Netherlands)
9. Rita Vanessa Garcia (Argentina)
10. Trent Grimsey (Australia)
11. Marianela Mendoza (Argentina)
12. Joanie Guillemette-Simard (Canada)
13. Andrea Volpini (Italy)
14. Simon Tobin (Canada)
15. Pilar Geijo (Argentina)
16. Soren Mikkelsen (Denmark)
17. Gabrielle Trottier (Canada)
18. Tomi Stefanovski (Macedonia)
19. Luciano Martin Sales Rubio (Argentina)
20. Benjamin Konschak (Germany)

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Steven Munatones