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Monday, May 5, 2014

Diego Degano, Running For Victory Again In Santa Fe

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Diego Degano is an Honour Swimmer from Argentina who was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 1995. A world-class professional marathon swimmer during the 1990s, he is now campaigning to become a local politician in Santa Fe, Argentina.

He won the 40 km (25-mile) Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean race in 1991, was 2nd in the 1992 Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean in 9 hours 47 minutes and was 5th in the 1993 Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean in 9 hours 33 minutes. He also placed second in the 1990 Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli that was the professional marathon swimming championship that year, but it is his 4 victories in the Maratón Acuática Internacional Santa Fe - Coronda, a 57 km (35-mile) race in Argentina's Coronda River in 1988, 1990, 1992 and 1993, that the local populace most remember.

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