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Monday, January 29, 2018

One More For Rohan?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

With less than a week that has passed since Moldavian/Irish swimmer Ion Lazarenco Tiron who completed the Oceans Seven, Rohan Dattatrey More of India is currently preparing off the coast of New Zealand for his last channel of the Oceans Seven.

More started his marathon swimming career at the age of 11 when he completed a 35 km swim from Dharamtar to the Gateway of India in India in 7 hours 29 minutes. But he began his Oceans Seven journey at the age of 28.

#1: English Channel from England to France in July 2014 in 13 hours 13 minutes.
#2: 32.3 km crossing of the Catalina Channel from Santa Catalina Island to the Southern California mainland in October 2014 in 10 hours 17 minutes.
#3: 42 km crossing of the Molokai Channel from Molokai Island to Oahu in October 2014 in 17 hours 28 minutes.
#4: 35 km crossing of the North Channel from Northern Ireland to Scotland in August 2015 in 12 hours 46 minutes.
#5: 19.5 km crossing of the Tsugaru Channel from Honshu to Hokkaido in September 2015 in 10 hours 37 minutes.
#6: 14.4 km crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain to Morocco in November 2016 in 3 hours 56 minutes.

And now he is preparing in Wellington, New Zealand for his 7th and final Oceans Seven crossing in the Cook Strait. If successful, More will join the eight other open water swimming luminaries who have completed the global channel challenge:

1. Stephen Redmond (Ireland)
2. Anna-Carin Nordin (Sweden)
3. Michelle Macy (USA)
4. Darren Miller (USA)
5. Adam Walker (UK)
6. Kimberley Chambers (New Zealand)
7. Antonio Argüelles (Mexico)
8. Ion Lazarenco Tiron (Moldavia/Ireland)

More was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honour Swimmer in the Class of 2018 (see here).

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