Share The Prize
by Antonio Argüelles Díaz-González (MEX)
IMSHOF Inductee Class of 2015
he notice of my induction into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame came as a total surprise. It had been many years since Steven Munatones had recommended me.
Different feelings and thoughts arose at the time, but there were two in particular that I enjoyed tremendously.
Firstly, the induction would be an opportunity to thank my family for all their support during my life, first as a competitive swimmer, and later as an open water swimmer and sports enthusiast.
More importantly, I would be able to dedicate this day to my mother.
Secondly, I was excited about the fact that the ceremony would take place in California, the place to which I migrated 40 years ago in search of the Olympic dream.
I never made it to the Olympics, so this award felt like a long-earned prize for my perseverance in the sport....
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