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Omar Díaz González

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Omar Díaz González

Omar Díaz González is a Mexican Olympic swimmer, a 12-time winner of the Acapulco 4.5 km race in Mexico, a Mexican national champion in the 1500 m freestyle and a member of the Mexican national water polo team. He completed a 42 km professional marathon race in Cabo San Lucas in 1984, and races in Egypt, Canada, USA and Europe for the next four years. He wrote about open water swimming for a Mexican swimming magazine and started to help the Mexican national team open water swimmers gain international prominence.

He was a member of Sport City that set a three-way and four-way English Channel record in 42 hours 11 minutes. He was also on a Strait of Gibraltar two-way channel relay swim as well as a 165 km swim over 3 days in southern Mexico. He currently works for Krismar Educacion.

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The Sport City English Channel Relay Team from Mexico that set 2 world records. The 6-member relay team set the world record in the four-way crossing of the English Channel of 136 km in 42 hours 11 minutes, and a world record in the three-way crossing in 102 km in 30 hours 7 minutes in 2007. Sport City included Mariel Hawley, Jorge Urreta, 55-year-old Luis Pineyro, 48-year-old Omar Díaz González, 38-year-old Alejandro Moreno, 26-year-old Mayalen Noriega, supported by coach Rodolfo Aznar and Dr. Alexander Kormanovsky.

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