ROSARIO, Argentina. May 6. ARGENTINE marathon swimming great Alfredo Camarero Guzman passed away on Friday. As one of the early pioneers of marathon swimming in Argentina and on the professional marathon swimming circuit in the 1950s, the dashing Camarero leaves a long legacy and inspired many great marathon swimmers during his prolific career.
He continued to inspire next generations of marathon swimmers in Argentina after his professional career was over. He won the 1960 marathon in Miramar, Argentina in 1960, completed the Strait of Gibraltar in 1974 in 5 hours 43 minutes at the age of 43, finished a marathon swim in Termas in 1990 at the age of 59, and completed a solo Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in 2002 in 6 hours 15 minutes.