Pierre Gadelha is very active on the Brazilian open water swimming scene.
The Rio Negro Challenge Amazonia includes the 500m Circuito Curumim, the 1.5 km and 3 km Maratona Aquática Amazonas, and the 8.5 km Travessia Almirante Tamandaré.
The second event last year included the 90 km Solidário where two athletes from Manaus – Vitor Gadelha swam 30 km and André Costa ran 60 km – inspired people to collect food for charity institutions and got 3 tons of food donated.
“But this year, we will have an even bigger challenge called the Rio Negro Champions Challenge,” explains Gadelha. “It will be a race between the multiple FINA world champion Ana Marcela Cunha and the 2016 Olympic 10 km champion Sharon van Rouwendaal.”
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