Marcos Díaz Talks About Representing The Dominican Republic On WOWSA Live
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Marcos Díaz, the 2010 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year and an Honor Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame discussed his marathon swimming career on today’s edition of WOWSA Live.
Díaz started with open water swims under 3 km in his native country, but he has been to Russia, India, Morocco, Dubai, New York, Hong Kong and many places between. He talks about his coach Augusto Garcia, Morty Berger, Chris Derks and others who have helped him along the way.
Díaz, a United Nations Development Program Goodwill Ambassador, has swum 52 km non-stop in a 25-meter pool. This feat, which took place in Santo Domingo in 1999 was completed in 15 hours 27 seconds swimming back and forth non-stop that he explained in his WOWSA Live interview where he talked about his Swim Across The Continents and the Un Nado Por Las Costas events.
Díaz is shown below giving his acceptance speech in 2010 at the United Nations below:
For more information on Díaz, visit www.marcosdiaz.net. A special on ESPN is shown below:
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