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Swimming across Orinoco an Caroní rivers is celebrating its 24th edition

Swimming across Orinoco an Caroní rivers is celebrating its 24th edition

Posted by Dubraswka Aguilar on April 14, 2014

The table is set for a new edition of the competition Swimming Across the Orinoco and Caroni rivers, which takes place from 6:00 am near the of San Felix pier, place of departure and arrival of participants, reported El Correo de Caroní.

On Saturday most of the competitors were already in the area , it should be remembered that there are athletes of all states, plus international eleven countries such as Chile , United States, Italy, Argentina , Brazil, Belgium, Canada and Uruguay however the eyes are on local athletes. This is due to the announcement of Mayor José Ramón López increase double the prize if the overall winner is a Guyanese, for the first time in seamanship, and if he breaks the record I have another incentive, in total if the first to cross the finish line is local and imposes new record takes home 50,000 bolivars.

Yesterday was held from 9:00 am delivery of materials and medical checkup in the hall and auditorium of the Town Hall of Caroni, there chip delivery was made to the participants, the laggards in enrollment formalized their participation. In the afternoon chatting and induction rules of the event and the athletes performed by security experts in water, in the morning made ​​the ultimate study of rivers to see current and demarcation buoys will be guiding athletes on arrival. The talk took place in the amphitheater of the Hall, and although many of the competitors who will be in this edition have been involved in other opportunities , attend because they are told how rivers are these days.

The schedule for today starts early, at 5:00 am will be getting the athletes, at 6:30 am will be the blessing of competitors by the priest Marchán Humberto Moreno, at the entrance of City Hall as already is traditional. From there at 7:00 am and athletes should be embarking on the barge María Eugenia a protagonist flagship competition, which this time will be wagered from the Malecon in San Felix in order to bring them up to the Barrancos de Fajardo, where the test begins. The first start is scheduled for 7:30 am for the gentlemen, ten minutes later it's up to the ladies and 7:45 am must and from the special category .

Usually the first to reach the finish line makes an estimated 32 minutes time, hoping that this time as the rivers are not as common as in last year, where even half of those enrolled could finish the test, you can break the record. Once they reach the top competitors, fans, friends, family waiting in the jetty enjoy cultural events, led by The Same People, Tarrayazo Guiana, Kaiko and Great Style.

By the noon delivery is expected to award winners by category athletes on the same pier. Besides the support of the Italo boaters Venezuelan Guayana Center and Yacht Club Caroni. For this competition a total of 73 judges will be present.

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