Tag: Xavier Desharnais

Victorious Vegans And Vegetarians

Victorious Vegans And Vegetarians Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Vegetarians like Vasanti Niemz (2 English Channel crossings + 9 International Self-Transcendence Marathon-Schwimmen), Karteek Clarke (11 English Channel crossings) and Vedika Bolliger (5 English Channel crossings) are experienced open water swimmers who have swum around

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Alex Meyer Guided By A Hero Of The Past

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When American Alex Meyer lines up against local favorite and two-time defending champion Xavier Desharnais in the 62nd annual Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in Lac Saint-Jean, he will have a non-so-secret advantage. Paul Asmuth, a 7-time professional marathon swimming champion, 3-time Traversée

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Xavier Desharnais, The Vegan Swimmer

Xavier Desharnais, The Vegan Swimmer Courtesy of Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches from Montréal, Québec, Canada. Xavier Desharnais is a Canadian professional open water swimmer who won the 2014 32 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean. Desharnais follows a strict plant-based diet, also known as a vegan diet. Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches interviewed him to

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What Were The Referees Watching?!?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Sometimes, we really do not understand why open water swimming referees make disqualifications or give yellow cards or red cards. But then when we see such a fragrant violation of basic open water swimming impeding rules like the example above from the 39th 16 km Faros Maratón, we REALLY do not understand

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Scandal And/Or Tie? Athletes Move On

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. It is not often that newspapers describe scandals in open water swimming events, but when they do, it is big news. At least locally. The newspaper covering the 39th 16 km Faros Maratón in Croatia published a lengthy article on the controversial second-place tie between Vlodymer Voronko of Ukraine and

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Matteo Furlan Has Reasons To Smile

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Matteo Furlan of Italy won the 39th annual 16 km Faros Maratón in Croatia today over Canadian Xavier Desharnais and Ukrainian Vlodymer Voronko who tied for second. 1. Matteo Furlan (Italy) 3:10:15 2. Vlodymer Voronko (Ukraine) 3:11:56 2. Xavier Desharnais (Canada) 3:11:56 4. Mark Deans (Scotland) 3:14:03 5.

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