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Marvin Nelson

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Marvin Nelson, life-long open water swimmer from Iowa
#1 Jimmie Tosaka of Japan, #2 Marvin Nelson, #3 Mendell Burditt, #4 Walter Johnson, #5 Sam Shields, #6 Isadore Spondor, #7 George Young, and #8 Bill Goll, entrants in the 1931 Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto

Marvin “Duke” Nelson (died on 10 June 1975) was an American open water swimmer who was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 1979 as an Honour Swimmer and honored by the Iowa Sports Hall of Fame. His coach was Harry Benson.

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