Magdy Mandour, Marathon Man

Courtesy of Nasser Elshazly, Cairo, Egypt. Magdy Mandour was part of the latter part of the greatest generation of Egyptian open water swimmers who raced around the world between late 1950s and early 1980s.

Mandour came upon the World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation scene between 1972 and 1982.

1972 Results:
* 1st in the 33.8 km Arab Nile Marathon in the Nile River in Cairo, Egypt in 8 hours 14 minutes
* 2nd in the 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy from Capri to Napoli in 7 hours 41 minutes
* 33.5 km crossing of the English Channel in 10 hours 30 minutes

1973 Results:
* 3rd in the 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy from Capri to Napoli in 10 hours 3 minutes
* 3rd in the 24 Heures La Tuque race in La Tuque, Quebec, Canada with Marawan Shedid
* 4th in the 32 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in Quebec, Canada in 8 hours 33 minutes
* 17th in the 16.1 km Chicago Lakefront Festival in Lake Michigan in 4 hours 37 minutes
* ranked 3rd in the World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation rankings
* received the highest national Award of Excellency in Sport, awarded by Egyptian President Mohamed Anwar El Sadat

1974 Results:
* 5th in the 33.8 km Nile Marathon in the Nile River in Cairo, Egypt in 8 hours 0 minutes
* 2nd in the 24 Heures La Tuque race in La Tuque, Quebec, Canada with Marwan Ghazawi
* 6th in the 32 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in Quebec, Canada in 8 hours 37 minutes
* 8th in the 16.1 km Laval Marathon in Centre de la Nature, Canada in 4 hours 3 minutes
* ranked 5th in the World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation rankings

1975 Results:
* 3rd in the 37 km Saguenay Marathon from Chicoutimi to Bagotville in 11 hours 23 minutes
* 8th in the 32 km Traversée internationale du lac-Jean in Quebec, Canada in 9 hours 35 minutes
* 7th in the 16.1 km Laval Marathon (DNF)

1976 Results:
* 33.5 km crossing of the English Channel from England to France in 9 hours 43 minutes
* received the highest national Award of Excellency in Sport, awarded by Egyptian President Mohamed Anwar El Sadat

1977 Results:
* 6th in the 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy from Capri to Napoli in 7 hours 51 minutes
* 5th in the 36 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in Quebec, Canada in 8 hours 22 minutes
* 5th in the 16.1 km Chicago Lakefront Festival in Lake Michigan in 3 hours 50 minutes
* ranked 5th in the World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation rankings

1978 Results:
* 2nd in the 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy from Capri to Napoli in 11 hours 14 minutes
* 3rd in the 24 Heures La Tuque race in La Tuque, Quebec, Canada with Marwan Ghazawi
* 6th in the 32 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in Quebec, Canada in 8 hours 1 minutes
* 4th in the 48.5 km marathon swim across Lake Ontario from Port Dahousie to Ontario in 15 hours 19 minutes
* ranked 6th in the World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation rankings

1979 Results:
* 4th in the 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy from Capri to Napoli in 7 hours 52 minutes
* 1st in the 24 Heures La Tuque race in La Tuque, Quebec, Canada with Nasser Elshazly
* 10th in the 32 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in Quebec, Canada in 8 hours 14 minutes
( 9th in the 22.5 km Le Quatorze Milles de Paspebiac from Grande Anse to Paspebiac, Canada in 7 hours 57 minutes
* 9th in the 36.6 km Atlantic City Around the Island Swim in New Jersey, USA in 8 hours 5 minutes
* ranked 9th in the World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation rankings

1980 Results:
* 7th in the 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy from Capri to Napoli in 9 hours 59 minutes
* 2nd in the 24 Heures La Tuque race in La Tuque, Quebec, Canada with Nasser Elshazly
* 8th in the 32 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in Quebec, Canada in 8 hours 4 minutes
* 9th in the 40.2 km Traversée internationale du lac Memphrémagog in Quebec, Canada in 11 hours 33 minutes
* 10th in the World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation rankings

1981 Results:
* 10th in the 32 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in Quebec, Canada in 10 hours 4 minutes
* 8th in the 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy from Capri to Napoli in 8 hours 4 minutes

1982 Results:
* 8th in the 36.6 km Atlantic City Around the Island Swim in New Jersey, USA in 11 hours 21 minutes
* 6th in the 32 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in Quebec, Canada in 9 hours 20 minutes
* 3rd in the 22.5 km Le Quatorze Milles de Paspebiac from Grande Anse to Paspebiac, Canada

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