Tag: Maratón Hernandarias-Paraná

Inequality In The Open Water – Part 1

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In 1991, Australian Shelley Taylor-Smith won the overall title for the World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation. She was the top swimmer among all the male and female participants in the professional series of marathon races that ranged from the Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy to the

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Announcing In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Sporting event announcers around the world usually dress in attire ranging from coats and ties or casual wear. But what sport other than open water swimming have their announcers attired in swimsuits and headsets...only? Carlos Ramos at the 88 km Maratón Hernandarias-Paraná down the Paraná River is suited

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Swimmers Bank On Their Support

The FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix professional circuit traditionally kicks off its season in Argentina with a series of races in Argentina. The longest race on the circuit is the 88 km (54.6-mile) Maratón Hernandarias-Paraná race, the longest professional race in the world. Erica Rose, who finished third in 9 hours 40 minutes in 2007 and sixth in

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