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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Looking Up To Traversée du lac Memphrémagog

We had the pleasure to witness a bunch of young marathon swimmers tackle tough conditions yesterday in Magog at the 2013 Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog.

They faced Mother Nature's fury head-on and with the calm composure of seasoned professionals.

Joanes Hedel of France and Olga Kozydub won their respective divisions. The final results are as follows:

1. Joanes Hedel (France) 7:24:43
2. Xavier Desharnais (Canada) 7:30:21
3. Evgenij Pop Acev (Macedonia) 7:31:36
4. Bertrand Venturi (France) 7:34:36
5. Damian Blaum (Argentina) 7:35:09
6. Tomi Stefanovski (Macedonia) 7:37:26
7. Alexander Studzinski (Germany) 7:37:42
8. Tsvetan Yordanov (Bulgaria) 7:39:19
9. Tiago Sato (Brazil) 8:56:30
Richard Weinberger (Canada), DNF
Simone Ercoli (Italy), DNF
Jarrod Poort (Australia), DNF
Guillermo Bertola (Argentina), DNF

1. Olga Kozydub (Russia) 7:37:27
2. Silvie Rybarova (Czech Republic) 7:37:29
3. Martina Grimaldi (Italy) 7:37:30
4. Celia Barrot (France) 7:37:31
5. Karla Šitić (Croatia) 7:47:35
6. Pilar Geijo (Argentina) 7:50:20
7. Esther Nuñez Morera (Spain) 8:12:15
8. Lexie Kelly (USA) 8:51:51
Mallory Mead (USA), DNF
Rita Vanessa Garcia (Argentina), DNF
Noelia Petti (Argentine), OTL

Photo above shows Esther Nuñez Morera, Evgenij Pop Acev, Simone Ercoli, and Lexie Kelly.

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