Rafael Hernández

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Por La Libre start in Cancun, Mexico organized by Rafa Hernández
Rafael Hernández is a race director of 10 km Por La Libre (El Cruce or Por La Libre Cancún to Isla Mujeres) marathon swim. He is also a passionate promoter of open water swimming in Mexico. He was named as one of the 101 Movers And Shakers In The Open Water Swimming World by the Daily News of Open Water Swimming and is one of the race directors on the 2014-2015 World Open Water Swimming Series.

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Por La Libre

The Por La Libre (El Cruce) is a two-race event (3 km and 10 km) from Cancún to Isla Mujeres in Quintana Roo in southern Mexico held in either May or June every year. It is one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims.

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2014 World Open Water Swimming Series 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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