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Nasser Elshazly

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Nasser Elshazly is an inductee of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame
Naser Elshazly greeted by his proud father/coach Captain Nabil Elshazly after this first Capri-Naples victory - both are Honor Swimmers in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame

Nasser Elshazly was a professional marathon swimmer from Egypt who competed between 1977 and 1992 and who serves as a Marathon Swimming Mentor. His father, Nabil Elshazly, was a professional marathon swimmer and coach who was also inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. His brother Osama Elshazly who also swam professionally.

Honors

He was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 1979 as an Honour Swimmer.

Open Water Swimming Career

1976 Results
English Channel one-way crossing: 9 hours 45 minutes
36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli (Italy): 9 hours 17 minutes, 2nd

1977 Results - ranked 11th in the world professional marathon rankings
Arab Nations English Channel Race: 8 hours 45 minutes
36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli (Italy): 7 hours 36 minutes, 1st
32 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean (Canada): 8 hours 16 minutes, 4th
32 km Arab Nile Marathon (Cairo, Egypt): 2nd
English Channel one-way crossing: 8 hours 45 minutes NEW SPEED RECORD

1978 Results - ranked 5th in the world professional marathon rankings
36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli (Italy): 11 hours 18 minutes, 3rd
32 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean (Canada): 7 hours 57 minutes, 5th
16 km Lake Michigan Crossing (USA): 3rd
16 km Lac Shabogamo (Canada): 3rd

1979 Results - ranked 7th in the world professional marathon rankings
36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli (Italy): 7 hours 52 minutes, 3rd
32 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean (Canada): 7 hours 46 minutes, 6th
24 Heures La Tuque (Canada): 1st with Magdy Mandour
1980 Second position Egyptian Relay team with Mohamed Elmessiry
34 km Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog (USA-Canada): 2nd
22.5 km Le 14 Mile du Paspébiac Gaspésie Bonaventure (Canada): 6th
32 km Arab Nile Marathon (Cairo, Egypt): 2nd
28 km Suez Canal Marathon (Port Saed, Egypt): 3rd
57 km Maratón Acuática Internacional Santa Fe - Coronda (Argentina): 8 hours 31 minutes, 6th
12 km Toregaveta-Baia-Bacoli (Italy): 3rd
18 km Perugia (Italy): 3rd

1980 Results
36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli (Italy): 9 hours 28 minutes, 3rd
32 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean (Canada): 8 hours 31 minutes, 11th
24 Heures La Tuque (Canada): 2nd with Mohamed Elmessiry
34 km Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog (USA-Canada): 4th
22.5 km Le 14 Mile du Paspébiac Gaspésie Bonaventure (Canada): 5th
36.2 km Atlantic City Around the Island Swim (USA): 4th
32 km Arab Nile Marathon (Cairo, Egypt): 2nd
28 km Suez Canal Marathon (Port Saed, Egypt): 3rd
24 km Suez Canal Marathon (Alexandria, Egypt): 3rd

1981 Results
32 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean (Canada): 9 hours 7 minutes, 3rd
34 km Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog (USA-Canada): 5th
22.5 km Le 14 Mile du Paspébiac Gaspésie Bonaventure (Canada): 3rd
36.2 km Atlantic City Around the Island Swim (USA): 5th
30 km Arab Nile Marathon (Cairo, Egypt): 2nd
28 km Suez Canal Marathon (Port Saed, Egypt): 3rd

1982 Results - ranked 5th in the world professional marathon rankings
32 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean (Canada): 8 hours 41 minutes, 4th
34 km Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog (USA-Canada): 5th
22.5 km Le 14 Mile du Paspébiac Gaspésie Bonaventure (Canada): 3rd
36.2 km Atlantic City Around the Island Swim (USA): 6th
35 km Arab Nile Marathon (Cairo, Egypt): 4th
24 km Suez Canal Marathon (Ismailia, Egypt): 4th
26 km Suez Canal Marathon (Damiatta, Egypt): 4th
28 km Suez Canal Marathon (Port Saed, Egypt): 4th

1983 Results - ranked 3rd in the world professional marathon rankings
36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli (Italy): 8 hours 55 minutes, 1st
32 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean (Canada): 8 hours 11 minutes, 6th
34 km Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog (USA-Canada): 4th
22.5 km Le 14 Mile du Paspébiac Gaspésie Bonaventure (Canada): 2nd
36.2 km Atlantic City Around the Island Swim (USA): 3rd
26 km Arab Nile Marathon (Cairo, Egypt): 3rd
22 km Suez Canal Marathon (Ismailia Egypt): 3rd
26 km Suez Canal Marathon (Port Saed, Egypt): 2nd

1984 Results - ranked 8th in the world professional marathon rankings
40 km El Cruce de Cabo San Lucas (Mexico): 4th
34 km Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog (USA-Canada): 4th
22.5 km Le 14 Mile du Paspébiac Gaspésie Bonaventure (Canada): 2nd
30 km Arab Nile Marathon (Cairo, Egypt): 2nd
24 km Suez Canal Marathon (Ismailia, Egypt): 2nd
26 km Suez Canal Marathon (Port Saed, Egypt): 2nd

1985 Results - ranked 9th in the world professional marathon rankings
34 km Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog (USA-Canada): 6th
22.5 km Le 14 Mile du Paspébiac Gaspésie Bonaventure (Canada): 2nd
36.2 km Atlantic City Around the Island Swim (USA): 5th
64 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean (Canada): DNF after 2 hours 58 minutes
30 km Arab Nile Marathon (Cairo, Egypt): 1st

1986 Results
36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli (Italy): 9 hours 2 minutes, 2nd
32 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean (Canada): 8 hours 57 minutes, 10th
34 km Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog (USA-Canada): 5th
22.5 km Le 14 Mile du Paspébiac Gaspésie Bonaventure (Canada): 2nd
36.2 km Atlantic City Around the Island Swim (USA): 5th

1987 Resulst - ranked 6th in the world professional marathon rankings
36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli Italy): 7 hours 37 minutes, 8th
40 km El Cruce de Cancún (Mexico): 6th
36.2 km Atlantic City Around the Island Swim (USA): 4th

1988 Results
36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli (Italy): 8 hours 24 minutes, 9th
64 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean (Canada): 17 hours 40 minutes, 2nd
34 km Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog (USA-Canada): 4th
22.5 km Le 14 Mile du Paspébiac Gaspésie Bonaventure (Canada): 2nd
36.2 km Atlantic City Around the Island Swim (USA): 3rd

1989 Results
36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli (Italy): 7 hours 28 minutes, 14th
64 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean (Canada): DNF after 12 hours 50 minutes

1992 Results
26.4 km International Self-Transcendence Marathon-Schwimmen (Switzerland): 4th

Nasser Elshazly 1986 Received highest national Award ( first Class ) of Excellency in sport awarded by Egyptian president Mohamed Hosny Mubarak.

1977 World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation Rankings

Men

1. John Kinsella (USA) 1,375 points
2. Bill Heiss (USA) 1,033 points
3. Claudio Plit (Argentina) 932 points
4. Jon Erikson (USA) 604 points
5. Magdy Mandour (Egypt) 563 points
6. Raul Villagomez (Mexico) 556 points
7. Amin Yousseff (Egypt) 550 points
8. Marwan Saleh (Syria) 477 points
9. Ray Dixon (England) 433 points
10. Dennis Matuch (USA) 426 points
11. James Barry (USA) 391 points
12. Nasser El Shazly (Egypt) 331 points
13. Magdy Farid (Egypt) 225 points
14. Ibrahim Feidalla (Egypt) 205 points
15. Baher Hamid (Egypt) 192 points
16. Martin Neiman (USA) 184 points
17. Guy Montpetit (Canada) 158 points
18. Ossama Rachad (Egypt) 150 points
19. Wayne Westman (USA) 133 points
20. Sultan Kigab (Sudan) 131 points
21. Mohamad Gamie (Egypt) 120 points

Women

1. Loreen Passfield (Canada) 1,375 points
2. Cynthia Nicholas (Canada) 1,054 points
3. Kim Lumsdon (Canada) 545 points
4. Corrie Dixon (Holland) 483 points
5. Nazala Moustafa (Egypt) 404 points
6. Omneya Tantawi (Egypt) 379 points
7. Sharon Beckman (USA) 245 points
8. Martha Stortz (USA) 210 points

24° edition Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli

On 10 July 1977, Elshazly won the 24° edition 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli as an amateur starting at Lido Ondine – Marina Grande and finishing at Piazza Vittoria.

1 Nasser El Shazly (Egypt) 7h 36’ 05”
2 Maher Saleh (Syria) 7h 40’ 00”
3 Erdel Acet (Turkey) 7h 43’ 22”
4 Marawan Saleh (Syria) 7h 45’ 04”
5 Giuseppe Silvestri (Italy) 7h 48’ 59”
6 Magdi Mandour (Egypt) 7h 51’ 55”
7 Fareed Khamis (Syria) 8h 20’ 19”
8 Habarah Hussein (Syria) 8h 23’ 00”
9 Gianni Golini (Italy) 8h 23’ 26”
10 Elwi Makki (Saudi Arabia) 8h 26’ 22”
11 Mona Hussein (Egypt) 8h 26’ 52” - 1st woman
12 Alfonso Liberti (Italy) 8h 38’ 38”
13 Gamal El Zaran (Egypt) 8h 44’ 41”
14 Nuri Asnal (Argentina) 8h 46’ 53”
15 Said Fakker (Saudi Arabia) 8h 57’ 09”
16 Gamal Al Hag (Saudi Arabia) 9h 02’ 17”
17 Mohamud Mustafa (Sudan) 9h 28’ 05”
18 Nazia Faidallah (Egypt) 9h 29’ 55” - 2nd woman
19 Naste Konceski (Yugoslavia) 9h 51’ 28”
20 Mohamed Abdelwabab (Kuwait) 9h 53’ 51”
21 Tina Bishoff (USA) 10h 20’ 46” - 3rd woman
22 Paolo Pinto (Italy) 11h 12’ 07”
23 Kevin Murphy (England) 11h 26’ 23”
24 Dhaniver Khatau (India) 11h 54’ 07”
25 Sahara Gadallah (Sudan) 12h 08’ 58” - 4th women

DNF C. Roldan (Argentina) and M. Okab (Kuwait)

25° edition Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli

The 25° edition of the Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli was 37.8 km in rough conditions on 9 July 1978.

1 John Kinsella (USA) 10h 28’ 00”
2 Magdi Mandour (Egypt) 11h 14’ 19”
3 Nasser El Shazly (Egypt) 11h 18’ 28”
4 Marawan Gazawi (Egypt) 11h 23’ 14”
5 Abdullah Nagi (Egypt) 11h 37’ 13”
6 Said Fakker (Saudi Arabia) 11h 49’ 52”
7 Marawan Saleh (Syria) 12h 05’ 56”
8 Maher Saleh (Syria) 12h 18’ 34”
9 Gyula Hayos (Hungary) 12h 32’ 17”
10 Fareed Khamis (Syria) 12h 48’ 01”
11 Alwi Makki (Saudi Arabia) 12h 55’ 28”
DNF R. Carizza (Argentina), S. Di Martino (Italy), Raymond Dixon (England), H. Hussein (Syria), A. Ismael (Sudan), S. Khalifa (UAE), N. Khalifa (UAE), D. Kathau (India), M. Mustafa (Sudan), Kevin Murphy (England), K. Nanarati (India), Corrie Dixon (Netherlands), S. Gadallah (Sudan)
OTL G. Golini (Italy), N. Konceski (Yugoslavia), A. Saleh (Saudi Arabia), M. Hussein (Egypt)

26° edition Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli

The 26° edition of the Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli was 36 km on 9 July 1979.

1 Claudio Plit (Argentina) 7h 40’ 41”
2 John Kinsella (USA) 7h 44’ 30”
3 Nasser El Shazly (Egypt) 7h 52’ 10”
4 Magdi Mandour (Egypt) 7h 52’ 10”
5 Mohamd El Meseery (Egypt) 8h 13’ 44”
6 Alwi Makki (Saudi Arabia) 8h 14’ 49”
7 Gyula Hayos (Hungary) 8h 15’ 55”
8 Raul Villagomez (Mexico) 8h 22’ 00”
9 Maher Saleh (Syria) 8h 23’ 07”
10 Kamal Zeidan (Syria) 8h 40’ 38”
11 Mona Hussein (Egypt) 8h 41’ 06” - 1st woman
12 Joke Van Stevaren (Netherlands) 8h 43’ 01” - 2nd woman
13 Fareed Khamis (Syria) 8h 52’ 33”
14 Jordi Cervera (Spain) 9h 21’ 56”
15 Habarah Hussein (Syria) 9h 40’ 45”
16 Jilika Grundova (Czechoslovakia) 9h 55’ 39” - 3rd woman
17 Gianni Golini (Italy) 10h 06’ 45”
18 Martin Strel (Yugoslavia) 11h 11’ 17”
DNF S. Chandani (India), S. Di Martino (Italy), S. Kigab (Sudan), Kevin Murphy (England), G. Silvestri (Italy)

27° edition Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli

The 27° edition of the Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli was 36 km on 13 July 1980.

1 Claudio Plit (Argentina) 9h 15’ 51”
2 Bassam Masri (Syria) 9h 19’ 31”
3 Nasser El Shazly (Egypt) 9h 28’ 09”
4 Mohamed El Meseery (Egypt) 9h 33’ 09”
5 Bill Heiss (USA) 9h 33’ 46”
6 Philip Rush (New Zealand) 9h 43’ 33”
7 Magdi Mandour (Egypt) 9h 59’ 43”
8 Maher Saleh (Syria) 10h 13’ 52”
9 Caroline Wordsworth (New Zealand) 10h 13’ 59” - 1st women
10 Tina Bishoff (USA) 10h 16’ 40” - 2nd women
11 Kamal Zeidan (Syria) 10h 17’ 44”
12 Roberto Olmi (Italy) 10h 27’ 32”
13 Alwi Makki (Saudi Arabia) 10h 28’ 34”
14 Gyula Hayos (Hungary) 10h 34’ 15”
15 Fareed Khamis (Syria) 10h 45’ 11”
16 Mona Hussein (Egypt) 10h 49’ 40” - 3rd women
17 Xavier Zizzolo (Argentina) 10h 57’ 43”
18 Milita Grundova (Czechoslovakia) 11h 02’ 42” - 4th women
19 Amal Ahan Azal (Egypt) 11h 12’ 07” - 5th women
20 Alfonso Liberti (Italy) 11h 17’ 26”
21 Said Fakker (Saudi Arabia) 11h 27’ 33”
22 Giovanni Russo (Italy) 11h 34’ 24”
23 Anwar Saleh (Saudi Arabia) 11h 39’ 57”
DNF R. Broutin (France), G. Castagna (Italy), H. Hasem (Saudi Arabia), Vojislav Mijić (Yugoslavia), P. Pinto (Italy), N. Romero (Argentina), S. Robarth (Norway), J. Villeges (Mexico)

25e Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean

On 29 July 1979, he finished 6th in the 32 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean professional marathon swim in 21°C water in Quebec, Canada:

1. John Kinsella (USA) 7 hours 1 minutes 15 seconds
2. Claudio Plit (Argentina) 7 hours 16 minutes 21 seconds
3. Bill Heiss (USA) 7 hours 26 minutes 15 seconds
4. Juan Carlos Mosqueda (Mexico) 7 hours 28 minutes 55 seconds
5. Penny Lee Dean (USA) 7 hours 34 minutes 41 seconds
6. Nasser El Shazly (Egypt) 7 hours 46 minutes 49 seconds
7. Jorge Villegas (Mexico) 7 hours 55 minutes 5 seconds
8. Alwi Makki (Saudi Arabia) 8 hours 2 minutes 49 seconds
9. Marawan Saleh (Syria) 8 hours 9 minutes 53 seconds
10. Raul Villagomez (Mexico) 8 hours 10 minutes 12 seconds
11. Magdy Mandour (Egypt) 8 hours 14 minutes 24 seconds and Maher Saleh (Syria) 8 hours 14 minutes 24 seconds
13. Alberto Santiago (Argentina) 8 hours 24 minutes 41 seconds
14. Christine Cossette (Canada) 8 hours 42 minutes 15 seconds
15. Ossama Rachad (Egypt) 8 hours 53 minutes 29 seconds
16. Loreen Passfield (Canada) 8 hours 56 minutes 59 seconds
17. Mona Aly Hossen (Egypt) 8 hours 59 minutes 38 seconds
18. Joke Van Staveren (Netherlands) 9 hours 0 minutes 12 seconds
OTL Ibrahim Moustafa Feidalla (Egypt, 10h4m15s), Anwar Saleh (Saudi Arabia, 10h13m56s), Rémi Meunier (Canada 11h29m45s) DNF Carlos Aguirre Argentina, 8h01m), Luis Prado Medel (Mexico, 5h40m), James Barry (USA, 4h30m)

1st Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog

On 12 August 1979, he finished 6th in the Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog in Quebec, Canada.

1. John Kinsella (USA)
2. Claudio Plit (Argentina) 10 hours 44 minutes
3. Jorge Villegas (Mexico)
4. Juan Carlos Tellez Mosqueda (Mexico)
5. Penny Lee Dean (USA) 11 hours 4 minutes - first woman
6. Nasser El-Shazly (Egypt)
7. Ossama Rashad (Egypt)
8. Joke Van Staveren (Netherlands)
DNF Mohamed Gamig (Canada)
DNF Sultan Kigab (Sudan)
DNF Jose Luis Prado Medel (Mexico)
DNF Loreen Passfield (Canada)
DNF Maher Saley (Syria)
DNF Marwan Saley (Syria)

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