Tribute To Tomi

Tribute To Tomi

Ohhh, I am sore today,” said Tomi Stefanovski of Macedonia who won yesterday’s Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in Roberval, Quebec, Canada.

The 42-year-old came out of retirement and surged back from 6 – six! – shoulder surgeries to win the 32 km lake classic over men more than 10 years his junior. “I just swim easy today and take it easy the rest of the week before Magog (the 34 km Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog).

I usually train 10 times a week in the water and then 3 dryland sessions per week, but I am sore and tired.”

And what 42-year-old would not be as he raced, surged, and sprinted to a victory in the longest continuous running professional marathon race in the world.

Photos show Tomi Stefanovski in the lead car at the swimmers’ parade at the Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean.

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