Marcos Díaz Making Dominican Republican Proud Around Manhattan Island

Marcos Díaz Making Dominican Republican Proud Around Manhattan Island

Courtesy of Marvin Flores & Tomasito Bobadilla for BFM Movimiento, Manhattan Island, New York City.

Marcos Díaz recalled his career in yesterday’s WOWSA Live interview. The 2010 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year and an Honor Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame discussed his assisted two-loop 91.8 km swim around Manhattan Island. Starting at Dyckman Marina in Washington Heights, the heart of the Dominican community in New York City, he was coached by Augusto Garcia with the help of Manhattan Island Marathon Swim director Morty Berger.

Marvin Flores & Tomasito Bobadilla for BFM Movimiento produced a 5-minute video of that swim [see above].

Díaz has also served his country in the Ministry of Sport and, most recently, as the president of the Executive Committee Meeting for the International Convention Against Doping in Sport of UNESCO. He said, “Even with the limitations the Covid pandemic has brought us, holding this meeting sends a strong message to the international sports community of our commitment to safeguarding the positive values of sport and fighting for doping-free fair play. We seek to impregnate dynamism with measures that help the needy countries fight doping in sport. Among other things, I can highlight the creation of a panel of experts to present a legislative model that can guide different nations to create their laws to protect sport from doping.”

Díaz is shown below talking about his career on WOWSA Live:

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