Marcos Díaz from the
Dominican Republic has traveled the world to marathon swims of all kinds –
amateur races, professional races, solo swims and wetsuit swims.
charisma and talent to connect with people from all walks of life, Marcos is as
comfortable in conferences with politicians as he is with surfers on the
beach. But he has not done a marathon swim on the north coast of the home
country of Dominican Republic until this year.
Marcos, the United Nations
Development Program Goodwill Ambassador, did an unprecedented 22K swim in extremely rough
conditions as part of the International Coastal Cleanup Day, drawing nearly
20,000 people at the finish. For his ability to help increase public
awareness, generate public support while promoting the sport of marathon
swimming and swimmer’s relationship to their marine environment, Marcos Díaz’s
Un Nado Por Las Costas is a worthy nominee for the 2011 World Open Water
Swimming Performance of the Year.
WOWSA aims to promote open water swimming as a global sport for those of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. It hosts the World Open Water Swimming Awards to recognize the open water swimming’s heroes and heroines.
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