Por La Libre

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Por La Libre start in Cancun, Mexico organized by Rafael Hernández
Por La Libre start
2014-2015 WOWSS offers 13 races around the world including the El Cruce
Por La Libre Cancún to Isla Mujeres (El Cruce) is one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims. It is a beautifully two-race event from Cancún to Isla Mujeres in Quintana Roo in southern Mexico. Swimmers can choose between a 3 km and 10 km ocean course in crystal-clear water tropical waters that can occasionally become rough and tidal.

The race is traditionally held in May or June and is considered to be one of the most beautiful inter-island ocean competitions and marathon swims in the world. Sometimes called the PLL'12 10K Open Water Cancun to Isla Mujeres. It is also part of the 2014-2015 World Open Water Swimming Series.



The 3 km race starts 3 kilometers from Isla Mujeres in the Caribbean Sea. The 10 km race is from Cancún Island to Isla Mujeres where swimmers travel over the Cancun Underwater Museum (photo here.


The field is limited to 300 3 km swimmers and 450 10 km swimmers.


25 May 2013


Name Rafa Hernández

Email rafah@starcproducciones.com

Event Information

Website: Por La Libre

Class: Amateur

Wetsuit: No


2014 WOWSS Events

1. aQuellé Midmar Mile in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa in February. Race director Wayne Riddin
2. Miami Mile in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. in April. Race director Jonathan Strauss
3. El Cruce in Cancún, Mexico in May. Race director Rafael Hernández
4. Jax Coco Shek O Challenge in Hong Kong in July. Race director Doug Woodring
5. Henley Mile in Henley-on-the-Thames, United Kingdom in July. Race director Tom Kean
6. Hellespont and Dardanelles Swim in Turkey in August. Race director Simon Murie
7. Aichi Crossing in Nagoya, Japan in August. Race director Yutaka Shinozaki
8. BCT Gdynia Marathon – Open Race in Gdynia, Poland in August. Race director Tomasz Pąchalski
9. Waikiki Roughwater Swim in Oahu, Hawaii in September. Race director Kaia Hedlund
10. Swim The Island in Italy in October. Race director Matteo Testa
11. The Five in Hong Kong in October. Race director Doug Woodring
12. King and Queen of the Sea in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in December. Race director Pedro Rego Monteiro
13. Stroke for Egypt in the Red Sea, Egypt in December. Race coordinator Mohamed Marouf

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