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Santa Fe-Coronda, “the most beautiful marathon in the world”, according to competitors themselves, did not swim this summer. This is the first time that competition has been suspended since 2016, when the entire region was affected by floods . But, already last summer , the downstream of the river had made it necessary to cut the route.
It is well known, in the world of swimming, how athletes themselves describe the most important marathon in the province of Santa Fe : “the most beautiful in the world”. They assure that the whole environment, formed by the unique geography of the Argentine coast and the heat of the large number of audiences that accompany the event, makes this competition a unique event to live.
This professional aquatic marathon has the particularity that both men and women swim together. At the end, separate steps are established, in which a man turns out to be the winner and a woman does so in his category. They swim all day. It's a competition that lasts like 8 hours . Tremendous.
A small town like Coronda depends, to a large extent, on the holding of an event of this magnitude, in which thousands of fans and professionals arrive from all over the world.
The organizing committee of the marathon confirmed that its 46th edition will be postponed by nine months. So, he would swim on November 15 next. The decision was made in conjunction with the organization of the International Water Marathon “Ciudad de Rosario”, which also happens for November 8. So, then, will constitute the last two dates of the Ultra Marathon Circuit organized by the International Swimming Federation. With these two races, a world champion will be defined.
The reason that forced the cancellation this summer was not climate, but economic . Nothing new: Argentina's current reality prevents developing a first-class international activity. Therefore, although the organizers would have contributions from private entities, they decided to devote most of the year to work so that, in November, the Santa Fe-Coronda marathon remains the most beautiful in the world.
Publication Date: 19/03/2020
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