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Posted by ZihuaRob from ( on viernes, noviembre 28, 2003 at 16:10:41 :

In Reply to: Río Balsas Marathon today posted by ZihuaRob from ( on viernes, noviembre 28, 2003 at 14:15:57 :

winning boat in the Maratón de Río Balsas 28 NOV 2003
The winning boat heads for the finish line after 18 laps around Zihuatanejo Bay
marking the end of the 5-day Maratón Náutico de Río Balsas on November 28, 2003.

You can just make out the helicopter in the background.

Due to the lack of advertising (again!) hardly anyone was aware of the race until the roar of boat engines and the thrashing of a helicopter reverbed throughout the entire bay and town alerting everyone to the race. Then people started heading towards the waterfront where any seat was a good seat and it quickly turned into quite a festive atmosphere. Even the helicopter arrived late!

For those who missed it... well, there's always next year! ;~)

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