Petar Stoychev Wins An Unprecedented 10th Straight Victory

Petar Stoychev Wins An Unprecedented 10th Straight Victory

Petar Stoychev won his unprecedented tenth straight victory in a hard-earned swim at the 56th annual Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean this afternoon in Quebec, Canada.

Petar’s victory can be seen starting via a webcast here. The unofficial results are here as several athletes did not finish in the 18.5 degree C water.

1. Petar Stoychev (BUL), 6:40:22
2. Simon Tobin (CAN), 6:43:37
3. Damian Blaum (ARG), 7:07:35
4. Evgenj Pop Acev (MCD), 7:19:03
5. Paul Blais-Morisset (CAN), 7:44:39

1. Pilar Geijo (ARG), 7:08:38
2. Antonella Bogarin (ARG), 7:08:48
3. Esther Nunez Moreno (ESP), 7:32:24
4. Shelley Clark (AUS), 7:4:06
5. Marianela Mendoza (ARG) 7:58:14
6. Gabrielle Trottier (CAN) 8:49:10
7. Ronnica Christie (CAN) 9:11:46

Petar was en route to breaking France’s Stéphane Lecat record early in the swim, but fell off the pace as he won comfortably. In an indication of how tough the swim was, and how impressive Petar’s victory was, 7 of the 20 starters did not finish the race.






















Upper photo by Dr. Jim Miller. Lower photos by Steeve Tremblay.

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