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Friday, March 9, 2018

Pilar Geijo Cross Río de la Plata In 9 Hours 33 Minutes

Courtesy of Lucas Rivet, Asociación Cruce a Nado Río de la Plata, Argentina.

On International Women's Day, Pilar Geijo completed a 9 hour 33 minute 42.2 km crossing of the Río de la Plata from Colonia Del Sacramento in Uruguay to Punta Lara in Argentina yesterday.

The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Class of 2018 inductee replicated the successes of fellow Argentina marathon swimmer Damián Blaum who crossed the Río de La Plata in 9 hours 6 minutes in February 2018 and Lilian Harrison who crossed in 1923 at the age of 20 in 24 hours 19 minutes.

"I am happy to have achieved the new record of the Río de la Plata crossing on Women's Day, 42 km joining Uruguay with Argentina. There will be time to tell you all the emotions and situations lived during this journey. Thanks to all the team of Swim Argentina for the logistics, Fernando Ciaramella, the entire Red Cross team, Jorge "Coco" Conte for being my captain," she posted on her Facebook page.

Crossing attempts are organized by the Asociación Cruce a Nado Río de la Plata (ACNRP), the governing body that organizes and ratifies crossings of the Río de la Plata, the widest river in the world.

For more information on the Asociación Cruce a Nado Río de la Plata, visit here on Facebook.

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