Intrepid swimmer Neil Agius has just swum into the world record books for the longest open water swim.
After swimming non-stop for more than 52 hours, he completed the 125.6km distance between the Italian island of Linosa and Gozo. The exhausted anti-pollution activist swam into Xlendi Bay tonight amid a cacophony of boat horns wild cheering and applause by supporters, friends and onlookers.
The 35-year-old former Olympian beat the previous world record for the longest continuous, unassisted, current-neutral swim along a single-segment natural route in an ocean, sea or bay, which was previously set at 124.4km.
National legend swimmer Neil Agius and marine activist completes epic 100 k Sicily-Malta swim in under 30 hours – his trip to raise awareness about marine pollution and to inspire people to take better care of maritime habitats.
He only asks you to do a little something simple to help make this amazing achievement all the more worth it. “All I’m asking is for people to join the Wave Of Change. Just pick up three pieces of plastic, put up a photo with a #waveofchange, and tag 3 friends or colleagues to do the same.”
WOW just WOW!