Petar Stoychev extended his unprecedented dominance over the professional marathon swimming world for the 11th consecutive year.

He started out the year by winning the 57K FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix race in Argentina for the 10th year in a row and finished by winning his 11th consecutive Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in Canada and 11th consecutive victory at the 34K Traversée internationale du lac Memphrémagog in Canada against the fastest marathon swimmers in the world. Along the way, the English Channel world record holder not only won the very difficult 25K race at the World Championships in 32°C water in China, but also the Cadiz Freedom Swim in 11°C water. For another incredible year from the legend of Bulgaria, Petar is nominated for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.

Learn more and vote HERE for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year, the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year, and the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.

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