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Friday, October 9, 2015

Nejib Belhedi Swims With Chamakh

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Nejib Belhedi completed another swim on his World Iron Swim tour in the sea of Mahdia in Tunisia.

Belhedi's 4 km swim from the port of Mahdia to the tourism zone was highlighted by Belhedi pulling a 1.5-ton camel and his master behind in a boat. "I completed my swim of peace with a camel named Chamakh across the famous sea of Mahdia."

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  1. It's been a great challenge, but Nejib Belhedi managed it in an excellent way. He's a real inspiration with his strong will, is clear targets as well as his true devotion to peace :)

  2. From Nejib Belhedi:
    Thank you very much Bettina Viereck for your support to my swim with Camel !

    I have used space ( 1400 K Swim Across Tunisia) during 2011 - 2012 to gather the different regional communities under the unique flag which is the flag of Tunisia for the goal to converge to Tunisia of Peace ,

    Today , I come back but this time in using stronger symbols of Tunisia , I gathered it despite the estrangement of the one to the other always for the same goal to converge to Tunisia of Peace !!!

    My swim is first is an Art of Expression for what Tunisia is living , when Tunisia moves there is as immediat effect waves of water which moves positively with this small but big country giving to her more confidence for the future , more force of propelling to cross the ocean and to reach land in safely !

    Yours sincerely,

  3. Thank you very much for your kind reply and additional explanation. You're right, swimming with Chamakh is really a strong and very well selected symbol.I am very grateful for all you do in connection with peace and especially for your country Tunisia. Somehow you are among those there, who do not only complain about the darkness, but who light a candle with their actions and bring light to so many people. You've my highest regard in connection with your comprehensive engagement and in my opinion it is great that you combine your mastery in connection with swimming in such a perfect way with your concern for peace as well as for Tunisia.


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