Nora Toledano Cadena

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Nora Toledano
Endless Blue by Nora Toledano
Nora Toledano Cadena (born 26 August 1969 in Mexico City) is a Mexican marathon swimmer who was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 2006 as an Honour Swimmer. The Mexican marathon swimmer completed a two-way crossing of the English Channel in 1994 in 23 hours 38 minutes.

Biography

Toledano was the first and only Mexican and first Latin American woman and sixth person to complete a double-crossing of the English Channel. She crossed the English Channel six times individually in 1992, 1994, 1997 and 2005, and five times on a relay. She has swam 45 km (28 miles) from Akumal to Cozumel in Mexico, 70 km (43.4 miles) from Cozumel to Cancun in Mexico, 48 km (29.8 miles) in the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim in New York, USA and won the 3 km (1.8 miles) at the 2005 World Masters Games.

She coached five English Channel Swimmers from Mexico and is the co-author with Antonio Argüelles of A cada brazada: el azul interminable or At Each Stroke: Endless Blue, the book describes Toledano and Argüelles' channel crossings. They colorfully and delightfully equate their channel swimming experiences to a survival in the sea of life.

She also organized the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup in Cancún (Mexico) and was nominated in 1994, 1997 and 2005 to receive the National Sports Award in Mexico.

Nora Toledano
Endless Blue by Nora Toledano
Nora Toledano Cadena (born 26 August 1969 in Mexico City) is an accomplished marathon swimmer from Mexico who was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 2006 as an Honour Swimmer.


Swimming Career Highlights

1992, England-France, One way solo, 11:35, age 23 on 18 September 1992
1994, England-France, One way solo, 9:40, age 24 on 30 June 1994
1994, England-France, One way relay, 8:49, age 24 on 14 July 1994
1994, England-France-England, Two way solo, 23:38, age 24 on 5-6 August 1994
1997, England-France, One way solo, 11:51, age 27 on 11 August 1997
2001, England-France-England, Two way relay, 18:48, age 31 on 14 August 2001
2005, England-France-England, Two way relay, 20:14, age 36 on 28 August 2005
2005, England-France, One way solo, 10:04, age 36 on 2 September 2005

1995, New York, USA, 45 km Solo, 8:09, 3rd Overall, age 25 on 13 August 1995
2001, New York, USA, 45 km Solo, 8:13, 8th Overall, age 31 on 23 June 2001

1998, Rio de Janeiro 25K, January
Tapes, Brasil 26K, February
Hernandarias-Parana, Argentina 88K
Ohrid, Macedonia 32K, 22 August
Circeo, Italy 33K, 6th place, 19 September 1998

1999, Gold Coast, Australia, 6:56, 6th place, age 29, 1-May-99

1999, Florida, USA, 25 km, 4:26, age 29 on 12 June 1999

2004, Riccione, Italy, 3 Km, 37:51, 3rd place, age 34 on 10 June 2004

2005, Sylvan Lake, Edmonton, Canada, 3 Km, 42:40, 1st place, age 35 on 28 July 2005

2006, Guadalquivir River, Sevilla, Spain, 10 Km, 2:29, age 36 on 17 June 2006

2010, Goteborg, Sweden, 3 Km, 39:50, 4th place, age 40 on 7 August 2010

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