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Le 14 Mile du Paspébiac Gaspésie Bonaventure

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Le 14 Mile du Paspébiac Gaspésie Bonaventure (or Traversée Grande-Anse à Paspébiac or Les Quatorze Milles de Paspébiac or Les 14 miles de Paspebiac was a 17-mile professional marathon swim held in the Ville de Paspébiac, Québec, Canada started in 1976. The 22.5 km race held between New Brunswick and Grande Anse in the mid-1970s and early 1980s. The straight-line course was 14 miles, but there was a 1-mile addition at the start and a 2-mile addition at the end of the race.

1976 Crossing[edit]

1977 Crossings[edit]

1978 Crossing[edit]

1979 Traversée Grande-Anse à Paspébiac Race[edit]

  • On 4 August 1979, John Kinsella (USA) won in 6 hours 25 minutes 36 seconds.

1. John Kinsella (USA) 6 hours 25 minutes 36 seconds
2. Claudio Plit (Argentina) 6 hours 33 minutes 34 seconds
3. Bill Heiss (USA) 6 hours 46 minutes 30 seconds
4. James Barry (USA) 6 hours 51 minutes 13 seconds
5. Sid Cassidy (USA) 7 hours 7 minutes 59 seconds
6. Jorge Villegas (Mexico) 7 hours 11 minutes 50 seconds
7. Nasser ElShazly (Egypt) 7 hours 22 minutes 18 seconds
8. Penny Dean (USA) 7 hours 34 minutes 15 seconds - new record women
9. Magdy Mandour (Egypt) 7 hours 57 minutes 23 seconds
10. Joke van Staveren (Holland) 7 hours 59 minutes 22 seconds - second woman
11. Ossama Rachad (Egypt) 8 hours 15 minutes 12 seconds
12. Christine Cossette (Canada) 8 hours 15 minutes 46 seconds - third woman
13. Mona Ali Hossen (Egypt) 8 hours 30 minutes 36 seconds - fourth woman
14. Loreen Passfield (Canada) DNF

1980 Traversée Grande-Anse à Paspébiac Race[edit]

  • On 3 August 1980, the race was held.

1982 Traversée Grande-Anse à Paspébiac Race[edit]

1. Claudio Plit (Argentina) 7 hours 59 minutes 58 seconds
2. James Kegley (USA) 8 hours 5 minutes 22 seconds
3. Paul Asmuth (USA) 8 hours 20 minutes 34 seconds
4. Nasser ElShazly (Egypt) 9 hours 2 minutes 2 seconds
5. Robert Lachance (Canada) DNF after 7 hours
6. Denise Arbour (Canada) DNF after 8 hours 30 minutes

1983 Traversée Grande-Anse à Paspébiac Race[edit]

  • Bad weather conditions forced a cancellation.

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