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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Nejib Belhedi Swims For 76 Hours 30 Minutes

Courtesy of Nejib Belhedi, Sfax, Tunisia.

Nejib Belhedi completed his 120 km non-stop swim from the Southern Salin Basin in Thyna-Sfax through the middle of Boughrara Lake to Scorpion Tour Island in Djerba in 76 hours 30 minutes in his native Tunisia.

He wore a stinger suit at night - a lesson learned from his Sicilian Channel Swim in 1995 - and was escorted by Jalel Ghandri aboard the escort boat Aladin.

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.

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