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Paraná River

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The race course of the Maratón Internacional Aguas Abiertas Villa Urquiza - Paraná in the Paraná River
American Erica Rose competing in the 88 km Maratón Internacional Hernandarias – Parana in the Paraná River

The Paraná River (Spanish: Río Paraná, Portuguese: Rio Paraná) is a river in south Central South America, running through Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina coverng 4,880 kilometres (3,030 mi). It is second in length only to the Amazon River among South American rivers. The name Paraná is an abbreviation of the phrase "para rehe onáva", which comes from the Tupi language and means "like the sea" (that is, "as big as the sea"). It merges first with the Paraguay River and then farther downstream with the Uruguay River to form the Río de la Plata and empties into the Atlantic Ocean.

The Paraná River is site of several open water swimming events including the Maratón Internacional Hernandarias – Parana that is held from the city Hernandarias to Paraná, Argentina, and the 25 km Maratón Internacional Aguas Abiertas Villa Urquiza - Paraná.

Open Water Swimming

18º Maratón acuática Hernandarias-Paraná

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