Rafa Cabanillas and Anna Serra Take Victory in the 12 km Swim at MARNATON eDreams Sant Feliu de Guíxols by Zoggs 2023

Rafa Cabanillas and Anna Serra Take Victory in the 12 km Swim at MARNATON eDreams Sant Feliu de Guíxols by Zoggs 2023

Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Catalonia, Spain, had an exhilarating showcase of open water swimming during the MARNATON eDreams Sant Feliu de Guíxols by Zoggs event on July 1, 2023. Amidst the picturesque backdrop of Costa Brava, participants from diverse categories swam 12 km, 6 km, and 1.5 km courses and had the opportunity to conquer the awe-inspiring Freu, a narrow passage spanning only 5 meters in width and 10 meters in height.

In the Women’s 12 km category, Anna Serra Balaguero claimed first place with an impressive time of 3 hours, 7 minutes, and 38 seconds. Marina Arpí Roca and Sonia Rojas Farreras secured the second and third positions, respectively, with times of 3 hours, 16 minutes, and 9 seconds, and 3 hours, 28 minutes, and 3 seconds.

Rafael Cabanillas Quintanilla triumphed in the Men’s 12 km category in a time of 2 hours, 53 minutes, and 9 seconds. Guillermo Matas Velasco and Sylvain Gleizes securing second and third place, respectively, with times of 2 hours, 58 minutes, and 43 seconds, and 2 hours, 58 minutes, and 55 seconds.

As one of the event’s official sponsors, Zoggs played a pivotal role in promoting sustainability and environmental consciousness. A noteworthy highlight was the provision of Zoggs caps made from recycled silicone to all registered swimmers. This eco-friendly initiative underscored Zoggs’ commitment to safeguarding the planet and fostering a sustainable future.

Young swimmers participated in specially tailored distances as part of the Kids category, featuring courses of 400m, 200m, 100m, and 50m. The event culminated with an wonderful awards ceremony, creating a vibrant atmosphere complemented by delightful Catalan delicacies like botifarra and pa amb tomàquet.

See all the race results

Photo credit: Maraton and @pauaguilera @lauraerrephoto

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