Pilar Geijo Talks About Her Long Career On WOWSA Live
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Argentina has produced many storied marathon swimmers over the past several decades who have traveled around the world, including Antonio Abertondo, Damián Blaum, Alfredo Camarero, Pedro A. Candioti, Silvia Beatríz Dalotto, Diego Degano, Lilian Harrison, Horacio Iglesias, Carlos Larriera, Gustavo Oriozabala, and Claudio Plit.
International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Swimmer Pilar Geijo is following in their wake over the past decade.
The 35-year-old from Buenos Aires talked about her lengthy open water swimming career with International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame chairman Ned Denison on today’s edition of WOWSA Live. Geijo described the following:
* feeding her passion that led has led to 39 podium finishes over her lengthy career with 5 FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series titles between 2010 and 2019
* maintaining her patience for staying on the top for so long
* keeping balance and remaining flexible in her life
* competing against such capable competitors like Alice Franco from Italy, Silvie Rybárová from the Czech Republic, Esther Nuñez from Spain, Barbara Pozzobon from Italy, and Olga Kozydub from Russia
* being currently coached by Esther Nuñez, her former rival
* racing on the professional marathon swimming circuit versus swimming solo 42 km across Río de la Plata between Uruguay and Argentina on International Women’s Day, setting a record
* having another goal with her charitable events and working on behalf of the United Nations
* being an accountant, journalist and coach while still balancing her life as a professional athlete
For more information about the reigning FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series champion, visit her @pilargeijo.
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