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La Tuque

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24 Heures La Tuque course in La Tuque
24 Heures La Tuque course in La Tuque
24 Heures La Tuque course in La Tuque
24 Heures La Tuque course in La Tuque

La Tuque is a city located in north-central Quebec on the Saint-Maurice River, between Trois-Rivières and Chambord. It was site of the 24 Heures La Tuque, a 24-hour 2-person professional marathon swimming relay competition held in the 1960s and 1970s in La Tuque, Quebec, Canada.

24 Heures La Tuque[edit]

24 Heures La Tuque (or the Le Marathon de 24 Heures de La Tuque) was a non-stop relay with up to 20 two-person teams that ran from 3 p.m. Saturday to 3 p.m. Sunday. The race was staged in an egg-shaped Lac Louis (Lake Louie) in Quebec. The course was a one-third of a mile plus 11 feet that paralleled the shore so crowds of thousands cheered on the professional marathon swimmers day and night. Some of the greatest marathon swimmers of that era competed in the race including John Kinsella, Paul Asmuth, Sandra Bucha, Bill Heiss, Gilles Potvin, James Kegley, Nabil El Shazly, Abdul Latif Abou Heif, and Rejean LaCoursiere.

1975 24 Heures La Tuque Results[edit]

1. Sandra Bucha + John Kinsella: 191 tours
2. Magdy Mandour + Marawan Ghazzawi: 181 tours
3. Maher Saleh + Marwan Saleh: 180 tours
4. Ossama Rashad + Amed Youssef: 177 tours
5. Jennifer Anderson + Richard Campion: 169 tours
6. James Stewart + Baher Hamid: 162 tours
7. Sahar Mansour + Diana Nyad: 161 tours
8. Jacques Fordham + Daniel Piché: 135 tours
9. Yvon Montpetit + Georges Blazy: 133 tours
10. Gilles Potvin + Raymond Cusson: 109 tours
Amateurs: Johanne Thomson + Jocelyn Dufort + Michael Dumond + Jean Boudreault: 180 tours

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