Robin Lajoie

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Robin Lajoie (born 27 March 1955) is a triathlete, endurance runner and open water swimmer from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Open Water Swimming Highlights

  • He completed a 14 km solo butterfly marathon swim at the Valens conservation area on 5 September 2023 in 6 hours 10 minutes at the age of 68.
  • He completed a 13.8 km solo butterfly marathon swim on the Welland Recreational Canal at the 2023 Canaqua Sports’ Midsummer Classic in August at the age of 68.
  • He swam the 10 km Welland Canal Open Water Swim butterfly in Welland, Ontario near Niagara Fall in 2022 in 4 hours 56 minutes 30 seconds at the Welland International Flatwater Centre at the age of 67.
  • He swam the 10 km marathon swim at the 2012 World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships event.
  • He did the 10 km Welland Canal Open Water Swim butterfly in Welland, Ontario near Niagara Falls in 2012 at the age of 57 in 4 hours 18 minutes.
  • He did the 10 km Welland Canal Open Water Swim butterfly in Welland, Ontario near Niagara Falls in 2014 at the age of 59 in 4 hours 0 minutes 35 seconds.
  • He did the 10 km Welland Canal Open Water Swim butterfly in Welland, Ontario near Niagara Falls in 2018 at the age of 63 in 4 hours 24 minutes.
  • He did the 10 km Welland Canal Open Water Swim butterfly in Welland, Ontario near Niagara Falls in in 2022 at the age of 67 in 4 hours 56 minutes, 30 seconds.
  • He completed the Esprit Triathlon - Ironman distance in 14 hours 42 minutes in August 1999.
  • He completed the 30 km Around the Bay Road Race in 1999 in 2 hours 35 minutes.
  • He attempted "Hamilton’s Butterfly For the Birds", a planned 55 km solo butterfly challenge in 2015 by Lajoie to swim around Pelee Island in Lake Erie to benefit the Pelee Island’s Bird Sanctuary, an NGO devoted to the study and conservation of wild birds, species at risk, and their habitats. His charity swim was cut short by bad conditions.

RECORDS

Current record holder for Butterfly - Oldest Person Completing Marathon Distance 10K+

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