Afonso Quintas, Oldest To Do Travessia do Leme ao Pontal

Courtesy of Adherbal de Oliveira, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Afonso Quintas is a 58-year-old Brazilian open water swimmer who became the oldest swimmer at 58 years and 11 months old – and the first swimmer in the state of Ceará to complete the 36 km Travessia do Leme ao Pontal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Quintas finished in 10 hours 58 minutes, the 23rd person in history to complete the coastal marathon swim.

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