Tomi Stefanovski Talks About Overcoming Obstacles On WOWSA Live
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International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Swimmer Tomi Stefanovski was the oldest winner of a professional marathon swim and a very fast English Channel swimmer. He spoke about his career, his shoulder surgeries, and practical obstacles en route to his achievements on today’s WOWSA Live program.
The former water polo player and butterflyer from Skopje, now coaching the next generation of swimmers from North Macedonia, covers a number of wide-ranging topics during his interview with International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame chairperson Ned Denison:
* being a member of the Yugoslavia junior national team specializing in butterfly and then playing for the powerful Yugoslavian water polo team
* having overcome 6 shoulder surgeries between 2002 and 2008
* winning a FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix race at the Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean at the age of 43
* winning the 25 km Ohrid Lake Swim Marathon in Macedonia at the age of 45
* feeling a sense of responsibility to other masters swimmers who supported him and were inspired by him
* how is everything is perfect in lac St-Jean
* being in a right place at the right time during marathon swims, especially when racing swimmers like Thomas Lurz
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