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Giulio Travaglio

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Giulio Travaglio is an inductee (Honour Swimmer) of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame
Giulio Travaglio, an Inductee of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame

Giulio Travaglio was an Italian national pool distance freestyle champion and professional marathon swimmer who was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 1966 as an Honour Swimmer. Travaglio started his career as a pool swimmer where he won the national Italian 1500-meter championships in 1962 and he gradually transitioned to the open water. It was in the open water where he thrived and eventually developed into one of the world's best marathon swimmers. He lived in Rosario, Argentina, site of the famous Maratón Acuático Internacional Ciudad de Rosario and was Honorary Chairman of the Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli from 2003 to the time of his passing.

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Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli Career[edit]

  • 12th edition on 11 July 1965 from Lido Ondine – Marina Grande to Rotonda Diaz, he finished second to Mahmoud Hanafi of Egypt (9:21:49) in 9 hours 25 minutes and 12 seconds among 18 swimmers (14 men and 4 women), as an amateur
  • 13th edition on 17 July 1966 from Lido Ondine – Marina Grande to Rotonda Diaz, he finished first in 8 hours 15 minutes and 13 seconds over Mahmoud Hanafi of Egypt in 9:05:24 among 21 swimmers (15 men and 5 women)
  • 14th edition on 16 July 1967 from Lido Ondine – Marina Grande to Piazza Vittoria, he finished first in 8 hours 37 minutes and 13 seconds over Judith De Njis of the Netherland in 8:55:13 among 14 swimmers (9 men and 5 women)
  • 15th edition on 14 July 1968 from Lido Ondine – Marina Grande to Piazza Vittoria, he finished first in 8 hours 12 minutes and 52 seconds over Antonio Scamardella of Italy in 8:26:06 among 20 swimmers (16 men and 4 women)
  • 17th edition on 12 July 1970 from Lido Ondine – Marina Grande to Piazza Vittoria, he finished first in 7 hours 32 minutes and 47 seconds over Daniel Sepiurka of Argentina in 7:52:53 among 31 swimmers (28 men and 3 women)

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