Tag: Por La Libre

El Cruce, Shortened But Difficult

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Over 600 swimmers from 7 countries participated in the 9th edition of El Cruce, also known as Por La Libre, Cancún to Isla Mujeres, one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims. It is a beautifully two-race event from Cancún to Isla Mujeres in Quintana Roo in southern Mexico. Swimmers can choose between a 3

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Mano-a-Mano In The Sea

Viewed from every angle, the sea swim in Cancún was an outstanding race between Luiz Lima, a two-time Olympian from Brazil, and Fernando Betanzos, one of the brightest young Mexican swimmers, at the 10 km El Cruce (Por La Libre), a 10 km crossing from Cancún to Mexico's famed Isla Mujeres. Among the 398 swimmers who entered the 10 km race, Lima and Betanzos

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A Gorgeous In The Water Start

Rafael Hernández, race director of El Cruce (Por La Libre) in Cancún, Mexico's Isla Mujeres, organized a great offshore start for the 192 swimmers in the 3 km race. Fom Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, United States, Canada, UK, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Spain, the top swimmers included: 1. Carlos Fernando Carvajal - 45:02 2. Karina Ruiz Arrieta - 47:48 (top

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¿Por qué? Por La Libre

Por La Libre Cancún to Isla Mujeres is one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims for good reason. It's outstanding beauty is matched by the genuine hospitality of its organizers and ambiance of excitement. Por La Libre is a gorgeous two-race event from Cancún to Isla Mujeres in Quintana Roo in southern Mexico. Swimmers can choose either a 3 km or an

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