Last March, the brave swimmer Théo Curin completed the famous Santa Fe Coronda race held in Argentina, which was a groundbreaking achievement for an athlete with reduced mobility.
He swam a distance of fifty-seven kilometers in open water during this aquatic marathon.
The weather conditions, winds, and strong currents make this race one of the most challenging.
However, he accomplished it, despite the clear disadvantage of being affected by a disability.
At the age of six, he lost all four limbs due to a cerebral condition.
The Paralympic vice champion (2017) is no stranger to sports.
The previous year, he crossed Lake Titicaca swimming alternately, traveling from Bolivia to Peru.
It was a distance of 122 kilometers that took him eleven days to complete.
At the age of twenty-two, he once again achieved a remarkable feat in the tumultuous waters of Argentina.
Swimmer Stéphane Leçat, who himself has won this competition four times, supported him in his physical and mental preparation.
He completed the race in 8 hours and 52 minutes, a remarkable achievement that he appreciates: “I am happy to be the first swimmer with reduced mobility to cross the finish line of this race.”