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Jean-Guy Racicot

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Regent Lacoursiere swimming with a Great White Shark in a professional marathon swim from the mainland of the state of Rhode Island to Block Island in 1968. Photo by Jean-Guy Racicot from escort boat

Jean-Guy Racicot was a Canadian escort crew member and a photographer.

1968Block Island Swim[edit]

During a 14.1-mile World Professional Marathon Swimming Association race was held from Sand Hill Cove State Beach in Narragansett to New Harbor on Block Island in Rhode Island on 24 August 1968, Racicot was an escort crew member for his nephew Regent Lacoursiere and took a photo of a Great White Shark swimming near him between 1-2 miles from the finish:

1. Abdel-Latif Abou-Heif (Egypt, 40) 8 hours 11 minutes
1. Horacio Iglesias (Argentina, 26) 8 hours 11 minutes
2. Antonio Scamardella (Italy) 10 hours 28 minutes
2. Regent Lacoursiere (Canada) 10 hours 28 minutes
DNF Tom Bucy (USA) 2 hours
DNF Linda McGill (Australia) 10 hours
DNF Bill Lafferty (USA) 4 hours 40 minutes
DNF Harold M. Weymouth (USA) 6 hours 45 minutes

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