Over the course of the 40 editions of the 57 km (35-mile) Maratón Acuática Internacional Santa Fe – Coronda in Argentina, there have been 21 winners in the 57 km (35-mile) race in the Coronda River…and 17 times it has been won by a swimmer from Argentina.

From Carlos Larriera (1961, 1962) to Horacio Iglesias (1965, 1967, 1970), Claudio Plit (1974, 1975, 1976, 1977), Diego Degano (1988, 1990, 1992, 1993), Fernando Fleitas (1991), Gabriel Chaillou (1997, 2002), and Rafael Perez (2003), men from Argentina have been coming up big.

In 2014, will local Argentine heroes Damián Blaum or Guillermo Bértola join their countrymen on top of the Maratón Acuática Internacional Santa Fe – Coronda podium on February 2nd?

1961 – Carlos Larriera – Argentina
1962 – Carlos Larriera – Argentina
1963 – Herman Willemse – Netherlands
1964 – Abdul Latif Abou Heif – Egypt
1965 – Horacio Iglesias – Argentina
1966 – Giuglio Travaglio – Italy
1967 – Horacio Iglesias – Argentina
1970 – Horacio Iglesias – Argentina
1974 – Claudio Plit – Argentina
1975 – Claudio Plit – Argentina
1976 – Claudio Plit – Argentina
1977 – Claudio Plit – Argentina
1978 – John Kinsella – USA
1979 – Bill Heiss – USA
1987 – James Kegley – USA
1988 – Diego Degano – Argentina
1990 – Diego Degano – Argentina
1991 – Fernando Fleitas – Argentina
1992 – Diego Degano – Argentina
1993 – Diego Degano and Christof Wandratsch – Argentina / Germany
1994 – Gregory Streppel – Canada
1995 – Gregory Streppel – Canada
1996 – Stéphane Lecat – France
1997 – Stéphane Lecat and Gabriel Chaillou – France / Argentina
1998 – David Meca Medina – Spain
1999 – Stéphane Lecat – France
2000 – Stéphane Lecat – France
2001 – David Meca Medina – Spain
2002 – Gabriel Chaillou – Argentina
2003 – Rafael Perez – Argentina
2004 – Stéphane Gomez – France
2005 – Stéphane Gomez – France
2006 – Petar Stoychev – Bulgaria
2007 – Petar Stoychev – Bulgaria
2008 – Petar Stoychev – Bulgaria
2009 – Petar Stoychev – Bulgaria
2010 – Petar Stoychev – Bulgaria
2011 – Petar Stoychev – Bulgaria
2012 – Joanes Hedel – France
2013 – Simone Ercoli – Italy

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