Acapulco Bay is a major sea port in the state of Guerrero on the Pacific coast of Mexico, 300 kilometers southwest from Mexico City.
The two-race Maratón Internacional Acapulco holds its 60th edition in 2018 – a festive ocean swimming competition that Weissmuller would have loved.
Part of the Global Swim Series, the 5 km Maratón Internacional Acapulco course stretches across Acapulco Bay on Sunday, December 9th. A shorter 1 km race is held on Saturday, December 8th so many athletes can participate on both days.
Several standard age-group categories are offered in addition to race categories for disabled athletes (both S1 – S5 and S6 – S10), visually impaired athletes, deaf athletes, Special Olympics athletes, and those over the ages of 75 years.
To celebrate the 60th anniversary, US$3,000 in cash prizes will be distributed.
All kinds of uniquely branded products are also offered: towels, swimsuits (both male and female), and specialty wristwatch with the athlete’s name inscribed on its face [shown above].
The event also honors the Virgin of Guadalupe, Queen of the Sea.
For more information, visit www.maratonacapulco.mx.
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