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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Nejib Belhedi, The Man With A Big Heart

Courtesy of WOWSA, Sfax, Tunisia.

Nejib Ben Messaoud Belhedi is known for his channel swims, ice swims, and stage swims along the entire coast of Tunisia - and for introducing the concept of Ouma in his native land.

But at 8:20 am on September 15th, Belhedi took off on his longest swim of his career - a 120 km solo swim from the Southern Salin Basin in Thyna-Sfax through the middle of Boughrara Lake in Tunisia.

76 hours 30 minutes later at 12:50 pm on September 18th, he landed on Scorpion Tour Island in Djerba. He was able to give interviews, but was taken to a medical clinic to recover and get a checkup.

While Belhedi swam non-stop from Saturday morning to Tuesday afternoon to join the 24-Hour Club.

"But what is most remarkable about Nejib is that this 66-year-old previously underwent open heart surgery and had a heart bypass performed on him in 2005 at the Military Hospital in Tunisia. Over the last few years, he has done a number of significant open water swims and was awarded the 2016 Heart Trophy by the Société Tunisienne de Cardiologie et de Chirurgie Cardiovasculaire," observed Steven Munatones.

"But for this swim, the longest and toughest of his career, he had to prepare his surgically-repaired 66-year-old body. He lost weight, he improved his diet, and he improved his swimming technique. He really stepped up his game in order to succeed in this 120 km swim - a swim nearly four times as long as his 1993 English Channel swim which he did in 16 hours 35 minutes under Force 4 conditions when he was only 41 years old. To the best of my knowledge, there are not many swimmers - probably very, very few - in the 24-Hour Club who have previously undergone heart bypass surgery and made such a comeback."

Belhedi will be honored at the 2018 WOWSA Talks & WOWSA Awards on November 10th at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, California. To meet the 2016 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year who also completed the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year for his 1400 km stage swim in Tunisia, register here.

Members of the 24-Hour Club compiled by the World Open Water Swimming Association include the following swimmers. They are listed by length of time in the water.

24-Hour Club Members:
1. Charles Zibelman (USA) 233 km downstream in the Hudson River from Albany to Manhattan Island(USA) in 1937 in 148 hours
2. John Sigmund (USA) 470 km down the Mississippi River (Missouri, USA) in 1940 in 89 hours 46 minutes
3. Pedro A Candiotti (Argentina) 452 km downstream in Rio de la Plata (Argentina) in 1935 in 84 hours 0 minutes
4. María Digna Ezcurra de Ortellado 318 km downstream from Concepción to Puerto Pilcomayo in Paraguay River in Argentina in 1957 in 80 hours 45 minutes
5. Nejib Belhedi (Tunisia) 120 km across the Boughrara Lake from Sfax to Djerba in Tunisia in 2018 in 76 hours 30 minutes
6. Pedro A Candiotti (Argentina) 330 km downstream in Rio de la Plata (Argentina) in 1943 in 74 hours 30 minutes
7. Pedro A Candiotti (Argentina) 339 km downstream in Rio de la Plata (Argentina) in 1931 in 71 hours 55 minutes
8. Sarah Thomas (USA) 168.3 km in an island loop route on Lake Champlain, New York (USA) in 2017 in 67 hours 16 minutes
9. Pedro A Candiotti (Argentina) 337 km downstream in Rio de la Plata (Argentina) in 1930 in 66 hours 15 minutes
10. Vicki Keith (Canada) 80.2 km, all butterfly crossing of Lake Ontario (Canada) in 2005 in 63 hours 40 minutes
11. Feng Yao-Hsien (China)s 161 km along the Tzuya River in northeast China in 1965 in 61 hours
12. Abdul Latif Abou Heif (Egypt) 458 km) downstream in Rio de la Plata (Argentina) in 1970 in 60 hours 0 minutes
13. Vicki Keith (Canada) 103 km) in a two-way crossing of Lake Ontario (Canada) in 1987 in 56 hours 10 minutes
14. Sarah Thomas (USA) 131.6 km) in a crossing of Lake Powell, Arizona-Utah (USA) in 2016 in 56 hours 5 minutes
15. Martin Strel (Slovenia) 162 km) from Lignano to Ravenna (Italy) in the Adriatic Sea in 1994 in 55 hours 11 minutes
16. Vicki Keith (Canada) 72 km) in Lake Michigan (Illinois, USA) in 1988 in 52 hours 45 minutes
17. V.S. Kumar Anandan (Sri Lanka) 58 km) in a two-way crossing of the Palk Strait between Talaimannar, Sri Lanka to Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu, India in 1994 in 51 hours
18. Alex Cape (Canada): 94.2 km) in Cowichan Lake in Canada in August 2015 in 50 hours 36 minutes
19. Zhang Jian (China) 123 km) in Bohai Bay (China) in 2000 in 50 hours 22 minutes
20. Veljko Rogošić (Croatia) 171 km) across the Adriatic Sea in Italy in 2006 in 50 hours 10 minutes
21. Imre Szénási (Hungary) 250 km) in a river swim from Vienna to Budapest in 50 hours
22. Vicki Keith (Canada) 77.2 km) in Lake Huron (USA-to-Canada) in 1988 in 46 hours 55 minutes
23. Imre Szénási (Hungary) 240 km) from Kiskore to Szeged, Hungary in 1972 in 45 hours 57 minutes
24. Imre Szénási (Hungary) 219 km) in the River Tisza from Tiszasülly to Szeged in Romania in 1966 in 44 hours 50 minutes
25. Otto Kemmerich (Germany) 81 km) across Danzig in East Prussia in the Baltic Sea in 1928 in 43 hours 30 minutes
26. Sean O’Connell (Bermuda) 360.3 km) around Bermuda in 1976 in 43 hours 27 minutes
27. Khitindra Chandra Baishya (Bangladesh) 146 km) in the Kangha River in Bangladesh in 43 hours 25 minutes
28. Ersin Aydin (Turkey) 96 km) from Turkey to Cyprus in 1973 in 43 hours 20 minutes
29. Kevin Murphy (UK) 77.2 km) in Lake Balaton (Hungary) in 1973 in 43 hours 15 minutes
30. Antonio Abertondo (Argentina, photo above) 67.5 km) in a two-way crossing of the English Channel in 1961 in 43 hours 10 minutes
31. Vedika Bolliger (Switzerland) approximately 75 km) across Lake Geneva in 1999 in 42 hours 45 minutes
32. Chloë McCardel (Australia) 126 km) from Eleuthera to Nassau in the Bahamas in 2014 in 42 hours 30 minutes
33. Firas Moualla (Syria) 124 km) from Cape Andreas on the island of Cyrus to Latakia City in Syria in 2007 in 42 hours 0 minutes
34. V.S. Kumar Anandan (Sri Lanka) 59 km) across the Palk Strait from Valvettithurai, Sri Lanka to Point Calimere, India in 1963 in 42 hours
35. Imre Szénási] (Hungary) 241 km) from Bratislava to Budapest, Hungary in 1967 in 41 hours 40 minutes
36. Martin Strel (Slovenia) 100.5 km) from Venice (Italy) to Portorose (Slovenia) in 1996 in 41 hours 11 minutes
37. Jay Serdula (Canada) 45 km) across Lake Ontario (Canada) in 2008 in 41 hours 1 minute
38. Tien Pao Jan (China) 110 km) along the Tzuya River in northeast China in 1965 in 41 hours
39. Penny Palfrey (Australia) 108 km) from Little Cayman to Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) in 2011 in 40 hours 41 minutes
40. Wendy Trehiou (Jersey) 67.5 km) two-way crossing of the English Channel in 2013 in 39 hours 9 minutes
41. Susie Maroney (Australia) 93 km) from Mexico to Cuba in 1998 in 38 hours 33 minutes
42. Jon Erikson (USA) 101.3 km) in a three-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 1981 in 38 hours 27 minutes
43. María Digna Ezcurra de Ortellado 179 km) downstream from Asunción to Formosa in 1954 in 38 hours 20 minutes
44. Vojislav Mijić (Serbia) 175 km) down the River Danube in Eastern Europe in 1994 in 38 hours 12 minutes
45. Ted Erikson (USA) 96.5 km) in a pro race in Lake Michigan (Illinois, USA) in 1963 in 37 hours 31 minutes
46. Miyuki Fujita (Japan) 58 km) in a three-way crossing of the Tsugaru Channel (Japan) in 2006 in 37 hours 24 minutes
47. Ted Erikson (USA) 59 km) in a pro race in Lake Michigan (Illinois, USA) in 1961 in 36 hours 37 minutes
48. Martin Strel (Slovenia) 100.5 km) from Koper (Slovenia) to Venice (Italy) in 1999 in 36 hours 30 minutes
49. Zhang Jian (China) 69 km) across Xingkai Lake in 2010 in 36 hours 30 minutes
50. Vojislav Mijić (Serbia) 139 km) down the Sava River, Serbia in 1992 in 36 hours 30 minutes
51. [Imre Szénási]]] (Hungary) 76 km) from Balatonkenese to Keszthely in Lake Balaton, Hungary in 1961 in 36 hours 29 minutes
52. Sally Minty-Gravett, MBE (Jersey) 67.6 km) in a two-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 1975 in 36 hours 26 minutes
53. Tita Llorens (Spain), 90.8 km) in an unprecedented crossing of the Canal de Ibiza between the Spanish mainland and Ibiza in 2018 in 36 hours 16 minutes
54. Chloë McCardel (Australia) 101 km) in a three-way crossing of the English Channel in 2015 in 36 hours 12 minutes
55. Kevin Murphy (UK) 67.5 km) in a two-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 1975 in 36 hours 3 minutes
56. Dr. Harry Briggs (USA) 51.5 km from Canada to Ohio across Lake Erie in 35 hours 55 minutes
57. Ted Erikson (USA) 80.4 km) in a pro race in Lake Michigan (Illinois, USA) in 1962 in 35 hours 37 minutes
58. Mihir Sen (India) 82 km) across the Panama Canal (Pacific-Atlantic Oceans) in 1966 in 35 hours 30 minutes
59. Diane Struble (USA) 51 km in Lake George (New York, USA) in 1958 in 35 hours 30 minutes
60. John Munro (Canada) 56 km across Lake Ontario (Canada) in 2003 in 35 hours 15 minutes
61. Kevin Murphy (UK) 67.5 km) in a two-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 1970 in 35 hours 10 minutes
62. Lisa Cummins (Ireland) 67.5 km) in a two-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 2009 in 35 hours 0 minutes
63. Alison Streeter MBE (UK) 101 km) in a three-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 1990 in 34 hours 40 minutes
64. Abdul Latif Abou Heif (Egypt) 96.5 km) in Lake Michigan (Illinois, USA) in 1963 in 34 hours 38 minutes
65. Cindy Cleveland (USA) 77 km) in a circumnavigation around Catalina Island (California, USA) in 1979 in 34 hours 24 minutes
66. Paul Chotteau (France) 32.5 km) in a crossing of the Catalina Channel (California, USA) in 1936 in 33 hours 50 minutes
67. Stacy Chanin (USA) 98 km) in a triple circumnavigation of Manhattan Island (New York, USA) in 1984 in 33 hours 39 minutes
68. Yuko Matsuzaki (Japan) 83 km) in Lake Cane (Florida, USA) in 2008 in 33 hours 24 minutes
69. Sandra Blewitt (New Zealand) 80.6 km) across Lake Taupo, New Zealand in 1986 in 33 hours 21 minutes
70. Courtney Moates Paulk (USA) 64.6 km) in a two-way Catalina Channel crossing in 2017 in 33 hours 13 minutes
71. Mark Sheridan (Great Britain) 69 km) across Lake Geneva in Switzerland in 33 hours 6 minutes
72. Skip Storch (USA) 137 km) in a triple circumnavigation around Manhattan Island (New York, USA) in 2007 in 32 hours 52 minutes
73. Jaimie Monahan (USA) 69 km) in a crossing of Lake Geneva in Switzerland in 2015 in 32 hours 52 minutes
74. Dr. Nicholas Murch (Great Britain) 69 km) in a crossing of Lake Geneva in Switzerland in 2016 in 32 hours 46 minutes
75. Carlos Costa (Canada) 45 km) across Lake Ontario (Canada) in 1993 in 32 hours 43 minutes
76. Kevin Murphy (UK) 67.5 km) in a two-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 1987 in 32 hours 42 minutes
77. Jenna Lambert (Canada) 33 km) across the east end of Lake Ontario (Canada) in 2006 in 32 hours 18 minutes
78. George Dempsey (USA) 51.5 km) in a crossing of Lake George, New York (USA) in 1967 in 32 hours 15 minutes
79. Jose Cortinas (Cuba) 32.5 km) in a crossing of the Catalina Channel (California, USA) in 1953 in 32 hours 10 minutes
80. Alex Cape (Canada) swam 70 km) across the length of Cowichan Lake in August 2014 together with Susan Simmons in 32 hours 0 minutes
81. Susan Simmons (Canada) swam 70 km) across the length of Cowichan Lake in August 2014 together with Alex Cape in 32 hours 0 minutes
82. Brenda Sherratt (UK) 36.2 km) in a crossing of Loch Ness (Scotland) in 1966 in 31 hours 27 minutes
83. Bill Stevens (USA) 51.5 km) in a crossing of Lake George, New York (USA) in 1962 in 31 hours 27 minutes
84. Myrtle Huddleston (USA) swam in Del Ray Beach, Florida (USA) in 1928 for 31 hours 18 minutes
85. Chris Stockdale, MBE (England) swam 51.5 km across the length of Lake Garda (Italy) from Torbole to Peschiera in 1989 in 31 hours 10 minutes
86. Ray Gandy (USA) 74 km) in a two-way crossing of Lake Memphremagog (Vermont, USA to Quebec, Canada) in 2012 in 31 hours 5 minutes
87. Vicki Keith (Canada) 51 km all butterfly) in a crossing of Lake Ontario (Canada) in 1989 in 31 hours 0 minutes
88. Greta Andersen (USA) 80.5 km) in a pro race in Lake Michigan (Illinois, USA) in 1962 in 31 hours
89. Hamza Bakircioglu (Turkey) 64 km) in a crossing of the Bodensee in 2016 in 30 hours 45 minutes
90. Ted Erikson (USA) 67.5 km) in a two-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 1965 in 30 hours 3 minutes
91. Sarah Thomas (USA) 80.4 km) in a two-way crossing of Lake Memphremagog (Canada-USA) in 2013 in 30 hours 1 minute
92. Antonio Abertondo (Argentina) 80.5 km) across the Rio de la Plata (Uruguay-Argentina) in 1950 in 30 hours 0 minutes
93. Yuko Matsuzaki (Japan) 83 km) in Lake Cane (Florida, USA) in 2007 in 29 hours 55 minutes
94. Jon Erikson (USA) 67.5 km) in a two-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 1975 in 29 hours 50 minutes
95. Martin Strel (Slovenia) 78 km) from Africa to Europe in 1997 in 29 hours 36 minutes
96. Jerry Ferris (USA) in a crossing of Lake George, New York (USA) in 1983 in 29 hours 15 minutes
97. Abdul Latif Abou Heif (Egypt) in Montreal (Canada) in 1966 in 29 hours 0 minutes
98. Kim Middleton (Canada) 51 km) across Lake Ontario (Canada) in 1993 in 29 hours 0 minutes
99. Vedika Bolliger (Switzerland) 56 km) across Lake Zurich both ways from Zurich to Rapperswil and back in 29 hours 0 minutes
100. Jose Cortinas (Cuba) 32.5 km) in a crossing of the Catalina Channel (California, USA) in 1952 in 28 hours 55 minutes
101. Jackie Cobell (UK) 33.7 km) across the English Channel (England-France) in 2010 in 28 hours 44 minutes
102. Batista Pereira (Portugal) 206 km) down the Tejo River (Portugal) in 1959 in 28 hours 43 minutes
103. Tina Neill (USA) 83.6 km) from San Clemente Island to California (USA) in 2012 in 28 hours 41 minutes
104. Anne Cleveland (USA) 67.5 km) in a two-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 2004 in 28 hours 36 minutes
105. Jaimie Monahan (USA) 69 km) in a crossing of Lake Geneva in Switzerland in 2015 in 28 hours 36 minutes
106. Philip Rush (New Zealand) 101.3 km) in a three-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 1987 in 28 hours 21 minutes
107. Tita Llorens (Spain) 84.3 km) across Cruce Canal Ibiza-Mallorca from Ibiza to Mallorca, Spain in 2015 in 28 hours 13 minutes
108. Jason Betley (USA) 32.5 km) in a two-way crossing of the Catalina Channel in 2015 in 28 hours 10 minutes
109. Bridget Simpson (USA) 51.8 km) from Lake George Village to Ticonderoga across Lake George in New York in 28 hours 2 minutes
110. Martin Strel (Slovenia) 105 km) down the Krka River (Slovenia) in 1992 in 28 hours 0 minutes
111. Deirdre Ward (Ireland): 67.5 km) in a two-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 2016 in 27 hours 52 minutes
112. Ray Gandy (USA) 73 km) in Narraganset Bay (Rhode Island, USA) in 2011 in 27 hours 42 minutes
113. Liane Llewellyn (UK) 67.5 km) in a two-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 2009 in 27 hours 35 minutes
114. Diana Nyad (USA) 82 km) from the North Bimini Island (Bahamas) to Florida (USA) in 1979 in 27 hours 30 minutes
115. Des Renford MBE (Australia) 93 km) from Sydney Harbour to North Wollongong Harbour (Australia) in 1974 in 27 hours 29 minutes
116. Nick Adams (UK) 67.5 km) in a two-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 1995 in 27 hours 28 minutes
117. Jorge Crivilles Villanueva (Spain) 105 km Javea-Ibiza in 2013 in 27 hours 15 minutes
118. Rick Goodwin (Canada) 51 km) across Lake Ontario (Canada) in 1994 in 27 hours 6 minutes
119. Vicki Keith (Canada) 51 km) across Lake Ontario (Canada) in 1986 in 26 hours 59 minutes
120. Greta Andersen (USA/Denmark) 65 km) in a two-way crossing of the Catalina Channel (California, USA) in 26 hours 53 minutes
121. Kevin Murphy (UK) 90 km) around the Isle of Wight (UK) in 1971 in 26 hours 51 minutes
122. Stella Taylor (USA) in a crossing of Lake George, New York (USA) in 1977 in 26 hours 51 minutes
123. Henry Sullivan (USA) 33.7 km) in a crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 1923 in 26 hours 50 minutes
124. Murugapillai Navratnaswami 59 km) in a crossing of the Palk Strait swim from Valevettithurai, Sri Lanka to Point Calimere, India in 1954 in 26 hours 50 minutes
125. John Bulsza (USA) 55 km) across Lake Huron (USA-to-Canada) in 1996 in 26 hours 49 minutes
126. Annaleise Carr (Canada) 50.5 km) across Lake Ontario (USA-to-Canada) in 2012 in 26 hours 41 minutes
127. Anna Wardley (UK) 90 km) around the Isle of Wight (UK) in 2013 in 26 hours 33 minutes
128. Kim Lumsdon (Canada) 51 km) across Lake Ontario (Canada) in 2006 in 26 hours 27 minutes
129. Doreen Miller (USA), 67.5 km) in a two-way crossing of the English Channel in 2014 in 26 hours 21 minutes
130. Michael Read MBE (UK) 67.5 km) in a four-way crossing of Windermere (England) in 1972 in 26 hours 16 minutes
131. Alper Sunaçoğlu (Turkey) 78 km) from Turkey to Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea in 2010 in 26 hours 15 minutes
132. Kim Middleton (Canada) 47 km) across Lake Ontario (Canada) in 1994 in 26 hours 14 minutes
133. Susan Baddeley (Scotland) 34.7 km) across Loch Lomond (Scotland) in 1960 in 26 hours 10 minutes
134. Mike Read MBE (UK) 67.5 km) four-way crossing of Windermere in 26 hours 3 minutes
135. Shelagh Freedman (Canada) 51 km) across Lake Ontario (Canada) in 1993 in 26 hours 3 minutes
136. Tony Bailey (UK) 33.7 km) across the English Channel in 2014 in 25 hours 56 minutes
137. Pat Budney (USA) 42 km) across Lake Erie from Canada to USA in 1975 in 25 hours 52 minutes
138. Stuart Johnson (Australia) 67.5 km) in a two-way crossing of the English Channel in 2011 in 25 hours 50 minutes
139. Mihir Sen (India) 59 km) across the Palk Strait from Valvettithurai, Sri Lanka to Point Calimere, India in 1966 in 25 hours 44 minutes
140. Paula Stephanson (Canada) 51 km) across Lake Michigan (USA) in 2009 in 25 hours 38 minutes
141. Forrest Nelson (USA) 77 km) in a circumnavigation around Catalina Island (California, USA) in 2011 in 25 hours 35 minutes
142. Attila Manyoki (Hungary) 80 km) in Lake Balaton (Hungary) in 2008 in 25 hours 32 minutes
143. Alejandro Larriera (Argentina) 57 km) upstream against the Parana River in Argentina along the Maratón Acuática Internacional Santa Fe - Coronda course in 1988 in 25 hours 11 minutes
144. Bob Weir (Canada) 54 km) across Lake Manitoba in 1963 in 25 hours 10 minutes
145. Bob Weir (Canada) 56 km) across Lakes Couchiching/Simcoe (Canada) in 1991 in 25 hours 8 minutes
146. Bill Sadlo (America) 51 km) across Lake Ontario (Canada) in 1957 in 25 hours 1 minute
147. Palmer Donnelly (USA) 56 km) around Staten Island (New York, USA) in 1961 in 25 hours 0 minutes
148. Attila Mányoki (Hungary) 68 km) in the Swimming Marathon of the Messinian Gulf (Greece) in 2011 in 25 hours 0 minutes
149. Elizabeth Fry (USA) 67.5 km) in a two-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 2011 in 24 hours 41 minutes
150. Michael Read MBE (UK) 90 km) around the Isle of Wight (UK) in 1972 in 24 hours 36 minutes
151. Jaime Caballero (Spain) 67.5 km) in a two-way crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 2013 in 24 hours 35 minutes
152. Craig Lenning (USA) 67.5 km) in a two-way crossing of Lake Tahoe in 2013 in 24 hours 35 minutes
153. Boguslaw Stanislaw Ogrodnik (Poland) 34.18 km) in a crossing of Lake Tahoe in 2018 in 24 hours 34 minutes 18 seconds
154. Bridgette Hobart (USA) 60.9 km) in a crossing of Seneca, one of the New York Finger Lakes in 2015 in 24 hours 31 minutes
155. Stephanie Hopson (USA) 33.7 km) in a crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 2016 in 24 hours 31 minutes
156. Cindy Cleveland (USA) 65 km) in a two-way crossing of the Catalina Channel (California, USA) in 1977 in 24 hours 30 minutes
157. Jon Erikson (USA) 59 km) in Lake Michigan (Michigan City - Chicago, Illinois, USA) in 1971 in 24 hours 30 minutes
158. Stuart Johnson (Australia) 67.5 km) in a two-way crossing of the English Channel in 2012 in 24 hours 30 minutes
159. Madhu Nagaraja (India) 41.3 km) across Lake Ontario (Canada) in 2012 in 24 hours 29 minutes
160. Susanne Robinson (Canada) 51 km) across Lake Ontario (Canada) in 2010 in 24 hours 28 minutes
161. Pat Gallant-Charette (USA) 51 km) across Lake Ontario (Canada) in 2017 in 24 hours 28 minutes
162. Bruno Baumgartner (Swiss) 68.06 km across Lake Constance (German: Bodensee) (Germany) in 2013 in 24 hours 20 minutes
163. Lilian Harrison (Argentina) 48 km) swam the river Plate (Uruguay) in 1923 in 24 hours 19 minutes
164. Marcy MacDonald (USA) 67.5 km) in a two-way crossing of the English Channel in 2013 in 24 hours 16 minutes
165. Guy Cohen (Israel): 70.57 km) swim in the Mediterranean Sea near Haifa, Israel in 24 hours 13 minutes
166. John Muenzer (USA) 57.9 km) across Lake Erie (Canada to USA) in 24 hours 12 minutes
167. Beth French (UK) 42 km) across the Molokai Channel (Molokai to Oahu) in 24 hours 10 minutes
168. Anna McClarnon (UK) 33.7 km in a crossing of the English Channel (England-France) in 2002 in 24 hours 8 minutes
169. Wendy Trehiou (Jersey) 57.4 km) from Saint Malo to Jersey in 2015 in 24 hours 7 minutes
170. Enrique Tirabocchi (Italy) 51.9 km down the River de la Plata (Argentina) in 1920 in 24 hours 2 minutes
171. Amy Hiland (USA) 32.5 km in a crossing of the Catalina Channel (California, USA) in 1958 in 24 hours 0 minutes 25 seconds

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