Photos courtesy of Steve Simonsen, St. Croix Coral Reef Swim, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Alex Kostich continues another one of his historically long streaks in St. Croix.

In September, Kostich extended one of the most remarkable streaks in the competitive open water swimming world: 24 consecutive years of Top 10 finishes at the annual 2.4-mile (3.8 km) Waikiki Roughwater Swim on Oahu.

The 46-year-old Californian from Los Angeles just won his 17th St. Croix Coral Reef Swim in the U.S. Virgin Islands over the weekend.

Kostich described his year-long training program and in-race strategies here. His 24-year streak of Top 10 finishes is posted here.

Kostich is among the nominees for the 2016 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.

The award is meant to honor the men who best embody the spirit of open water swimming, possess the sense of adventure, tenacity and perseverance that open water swimmers are known for, and have most positively influenced the world of open water swimming in calendar year 2016.

This year’s World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year nominees include the following individuals:

1. Roger Finch (South Africa)
2. Seti Afoa (Samoa)
3. Tomi Stefanovski (Macedonia)
4. Edoardo Stochino (Italy)
5. Ferry Weertman (Netherlands)
6. Nejib Belhedi (Tunisia)
7. Ger Kennedy (Ireland)
8. Alex Kostich (USA)
9. Masayuki Moriya (Japan)
10. Colin Hill (Great Britain)
11. Ingemar Patiño Macarine (Philippines)
12. Lewis Pugh (Great Britain)
13. Christof Wandratsch (Germany)

To vote for the WOWSA Awards, visit here. Online voting continues until December 31st 2016.

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