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Friday, June 28, 2013
Richard Weinberger And Martina Grimaldi Headline Traversée
The field is highlighted by the participation of two 2012 Olympic 10K marathon swimming medalists: Richard Weinberger of Canada and Martina Grimaldi of Italy.
Given her tremendous swimming accomplishments thus far in 2013, it will be most interesting how closely Grimaldi comes to the winning men. On the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix, the men and women start together and largely swim together for the first half of the race. The top men then usually break from the women, but it is highly likely that Grimaldi, Pilar Geijo, and Esther Nuñez Morera will hang with the men for quite a long way.
But the Traversée internationale du lac Memphrémagog will not only showcase the 34 km marathon race, but also 4 days of amateur open water races, fireworks, magic, and acrobatic shows, CrossFit Challenges, and festivities near the beautiful lac Memphrémagog. For more information, visit here.
The competitors include:
* Ivan Afanevich, Russia
* Guillermo Bertola, Argentina
* Damian Blaum, Argentina
* Xavier Desharnais, Canada
* Saleh Mohammad, Syria
* Evgenij Pop Acev, Macedonia
* Tiago Sato, Brazil
* Tomi Stefanovski, Macedonia
* Alexander Studzinski, Germany
* Bertrand Venturi, France
* Richard Weinberger, Canada
* Tsvetan Yordanov, Bulgaria
* Celia Barrot, France
* Rita Vanessa Garcia, Argentina
* Pilar Geijo, Argentina
* Martina Grimaldi, Italy
* Lexie Kelly, USA
* Olga Kozydub, Russia
* Mallory Mead, USA
* Esther Nunez Morera, Spain
* Leonie Pamerleau, Canada
* Noelia Petti, Argentina
* Silvie Rybarova, Czech Republic
* Karla Šitić, Croatia
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