Le Marathon du Saguenay

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Le Marathon du Saguenay was a 28-mile (45 km) professional marathon swim on the Saguenay River from Chicoutimi to Bagotville in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, Canada. It was a professional marathon swim sanctioned by the World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation in the 1960s and 1970s, located about 200 kilometres north of Quebec City, and part of the Les Jeux Du Saguenay (Saguenay Games).

1965 32 km Le Marathon du Saguenay Results

1. Edward Forsby (Canada)
2. George Park (Canada)
3. Cliff Lumsden (Canada)
4. Arman Clautier (Canada)

1967 Le Marathon du Saguenay Results

1. Tom Bucy (USA) 4:55:56 ($1,500)
2. Kilm Savin (Yugoslavia) 6:28.26 ($700)
3. George Park (Canada) 6:53.36 ($500)
4. Dennis Matuch (USA) 6:54.09 ($350)
5. Bill Barton (USA) 7:00.36 ($150)
6. Conrad Corbell (Canada) 7:15.36 ($100)
7. Roger Piché (Canada) 7:20.56 ($100)
8. Real Lavele (Canada) 7:30.26 ($100)
9. Ben Bouchard and Gilles Potvin (Canada) 7:49.26
10. Ralph Willard (USA) and François Asselin (Canada) 8:24.09
11. Edouard Dubord (Canada) 8:44.20
12. Ben de Montreuli (Canada) 9:00.06

1968 Le Marathon du Saguenay Results

1. Abdel Latif Abou Heif (Egypt) 9 hours 10 minutes ($1,700)
2. Judith De Nys (Holland) 9 hours 10 minutes 23 seconds ($1,000)
3. Regent Lacoursiere (Canada) 9 hours 10 minutes 24 seconds ($700)
4. George Park (Canada) 9 hours 10 minutes 25 seconds ($400)
5. Horacio Iglesias (Argentina) 9 hours 10 minutes 35 seconds ($250)
6. Dennis Matuch (USA) 9 hours 10 minutes 37 seconds ($200)
7. Steven Ramsden (Canada) 9 hours 20 minutes ($175)
8. Roberto Reta (Argentina) 9 hours 23 minutes ($150)
9. Ab Sherbeny (Egypt) 9 hours 23 minutes 1 second ($125)
10. Mahmoud Hassan (Egypt) 9 hours 30 minutes ($100)
11. Gilles Potvin (Canada) 9 hours 43 minutes 40 seconds ($125)
12. Conrad Corbell (Canada) 9 hours 48 minutes 47 seconds
13. Margaret Park (Canada) 9 hours 53 minutes 58 seconds
14. Robert Cossette (Canada) 10 hours 0 minutes 15 seconds
15. François Asselin (Canada) 10 hours 18 minutes 23 seconds

DNF included Hedy Smidt, Pedro Goimez, Roger Piché, Marc Riberdy, Tom Bucy, and Ralph Willard.

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