Race Results

UltraMarathon - Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean

July 23-30

Morgane Dornic of France won her second Traversée Internationale du Lac St-Jean of her career on the WOWSA UltraMarathon, held on Saturday in Roberval, Quebec, Canada.

The 23-year-old from France was fast. She came within striking distance of finishing among her male counterparts on the podium, less than 1 minute behind third-place Aleksandar Ilievski of Northern Macedonia. Four other women competed in the famed lake course: Pilar Geijo (2nd), Rita Vanesa Garcia (3rd), Daira Eluney Marin (4th), and Émilie Tremblay (OTL).

On the men’s side, veteran professional marathon swimmer Edoardo Stochino won his fourth career gold medal, finishing comfortably ahead of the field in 6 hours 55 minutes. The 34-year-old from Italy had last won a gold on the same Traversée Internationale du Lac St-Jean course in 2018 in 7 hours 10 minutes. He finished 2nd in both 2013 and 2016.

Type: Swimming – open water
Location: Lac St-Jean between Péribonka and Roberval (Québec, Canada)
Date: Saturday July 30, 2022
Distance: 32 K
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Race website: traversee.qc.ca:

RankBib Last NameCountryGenderTime
115Edoardo StochinoITAM6:55:04
22Franco Ivo CassiniARGM7:12:40
317Aleksandar IlievskiMKDM7:18:48
4/110Morgane DornicFRAF7:19:08
5/24Pilar GeijoARGF7:36:51
618Evgenij PopacevMKDM7:53:15
7/33Rita  Vanesa GarciaARGF8:30:34
87Boviez Santiago FacundoARGM8:49:17
9/46Daira Eluney MarinARGF8:49:30
1Damian BlaumARGMDNF after 37m
13Bertrand VenturiFRAMDNF after 1h05m
21William RacineCANMDNF after 1h23m
8Marwan ElamrawyEGYMDNF after 1h47m
23Emilie TremblayCANFAfter regulation time 10:42:21 AM


Traversée internationale du lac Saint-Jean

Each summer since 1955, the Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean attracts the world’s elite professional open water swimmers to Roberval. One of the world’s most prestigious professional races with a long and rich history.Water temperature and winds can vary, but water temperature under 20°C (68°F) is expected.

The Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean is a 32 km open water swimming race between Péribonka and Roberval. The event is always presented on the last Saturday of July. In 2022, this “cult” marathon will mark 68 consecutive years of presentation, making it one of the most long-lived sports events in North America and around the world. In 1994, a scientific study in American “Outside” magazine classified the Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean among the six most challenging sports events in the world.

During the last week of July, Roberval comes alive and sways to the rhythm of activities surrounding the Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean. Numerous sports, cultural and family-oriented events allow the local population and visitors a chance to celebrate the event while having fun. Supper in the Streets Loto-Quebec, outdoor shows, fireworks, a Children’s Day, sports competitions, an art gallery, a Happy Hour, etc.: a host of activities designed to appeal to people of all tastes and ages!

The Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean Inc. is the organization entrusted with the annual staging of seven (7) open water swimming competitions, at the elite and amateur levels. Around the world, the Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean Inc. is hailed as a model of organization and professionalism. Year after year, it receives accolades from its participants, most notably in regards to the quality of its organizational structure and the support offered to the athletes.

Registration Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean 2023


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