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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Dedication For A Decade

Courtesy of WOWSA, lac St-Jean, Canada.

"Por décima vez vuelvo a estar seleccionada para competir en lac St Jean 32 km (Canadá)," reported Rita Vanessa Garcia of Argentina. "Es la segunda fecha del Circuito Ultra Marathon Swim Series Fina, es una gran felicidad volver a representar mi querida ciudad Santa Fé y Argentina. Esta es una carrera muy particular, ya que es la más dura del circuito pero en lo personal es una de mis preferidas."

In English, "For the tenth time, I am again selected to compete in the 32 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in Canada. It is the second stage of the FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series.

It is with great happiness that I return to represent my beloved city of Santa Fe and country of Argentina. This is a very unusual career because it is the most difficult race on the professional marathon swimming circuit but from my personal perspective, it is my favorite race
."

Among her dozens of professional marathon swims around the world, from her native Argentina to Canada and Europe, the following is her track record in lac St-Jean over the last decade:

64th Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean on July 29th 2018: planned

63rd Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean on July 29th 2017
OTL

62nd Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean on July 31st 2016
6th place in 8 hours 8 minutes 20 seconds

61st Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean on July 25th 2015
4th place in 8 hours 46 minutes 42 seconds

60th Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean on July 26th 2014
6th place in 8 hours 13 minutes 0 seconds

59th Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean on July 27th 2013
7th place in 8 hours 40 minutes 32 seconds

58th Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean on July 28th 2012
10th place in 8 hours 15 minutes 55 seconds

57th Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean on July 30th 2011
5th place in 8 hours 19 minutes 16 seconds

56th Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean on July 31st 2010
DNF - pulled after 7 hours 20 minutes

55th Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean on July 25th 2009
7th place in 8 hours 41 minutes 36 seconds

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