Marcos Diaz of the Dominican Republic took his considerable marathon swimming talents to Asia and won the solo event at the 15K Clean Half Marathon Swim in 3:21:40 this weekend.
Marcos, who has done a Marcos has done a double circumnavigation of Manhattan, won the Swim Around Key West and raced in the 88K pro marathon swim in Argentina, finished just behind the top relay teams of Harry Wright International (3:10:18), Harry Wright Profile Search (3:16:42) and Jaspas Tritons (3:21:24).
Team Windhunter (3:34:27) won the carbon-neutral relay division with Belugas (3:57:36) and Lantau Buffalo (3:58:02) third.
Founder Douglas Woodring said, "We doubled the swimmers from last year with 44 teams who enjoyed incredible weather. We had soloists from the Dominican Republic, New Zealand and China."
"The swells were reasonable, the scenery great and valuable funds were raised for Project Kaisei."
Marcos Diaz is shown above with The Clean Half's race director Douglas, a nominee for this year's 2009 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year award.