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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Dina Levačič, Try Try Again



Courtesy of WOWSA, Vis, Croatia.

Last year in November, Dina Levačič joined an esteemed list of open water swimmers (including Lewis Pugh, Diana Nyad, Maarten van der Weijden, Ori Sela, Vicki Keith, Dr. Peter Attia, Tim Ferriss, Angel Yanagihara, Ph.D., Maria Conceicao, Dr. Tim Noakes, Wallace J. Nichols, Ph.D., Lynne Cox, Guillaume Néry, Dana Vollmer, Craig Dietz, Kimberley Chambers, Catherine Sheridan, Patrick Fellows, Doug McConnell, Amos Nachoum, and Marcia Cleveland) who have given a TED Talk. She gave a talk at TEDxZagreb

Internationally, the Croatian had put herself on the map with a completion of the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming and a long professional marathon swimming career on the FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series. Domestically in July 2018, Levačič completed 51 km of a 54 km crossing from the Adriatic island of Vis to her hometown of Split, falling an agonizing 3 km short. The course was pioneered by International Marathon Swimming Hall of Famer Veljko Rogošić in 1975.

In July 2019, the 23-year-old will attempt another 54 km crossing on the same course along the Dalmatian Coast in a second charity swim to raise money for disabled athletes.



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