On Monday 11th September the 4th group of Neda el Món crossed the Strait of Gibraltar. 4 out of 4 this year! 16 swimmers have fulfilled their dream with Neda el Món this year!
And this time, Omar Kadiri (Morocco), Brice Tranie (France), Caitlin O'Reilly (New Zealand) and Anthony Jowers (United Kingdom) did it in 6 hours and 4 minutes and swimming among dolphins! Omar, Brice and Caitlin did it without wetsuit.
The crossing was an exhibition of companionship from Brice, Caitlin and Anthony, who were all the time helping Omar to achieve the challenge together. Congratulations to all 4 of you and a pleasure to accompany you on this wonderful journey.
After the crossing of the second group on Monday 4th September, on Tuesday 5th it was the turn of Alexander Malinin (Russia), Boris Najafov (Azerbaijan), Jaume Bombi (Spain) and Igor Rachkov (Russia). They had an incredible performance, given that the sea currents were not very favourable. All the time they kept the group compact, the result of the previous work during the whole year attending the training sessions held in Barcelona.
They reached a total time of 4 hours and 40 minutes and a total distance of 16.20 km. They were together all the time and enjoyed the crossing like never before!
Congratulations guys! And get ready for the next challenge of your life!
After our first group crossed the Strait of Gibraltar in July, on Monday 4th September our second group of 4 swim addicts, Damien Catani (France), Alain Simac (France), Diego Cantillo (Costa Rica) and Madi Adilkhanov (Kazakhstan) did a spectacular job crossing the Strait of Gibraltar in less than 4h 33 minutes: total madness!
The four swimmers behaved as a team at all times, helping each other when one of them had a bad time.
The conditions were quite favourable, with currents allowing them to swim in a straight line from Tarifa Island to Punta Cires, a total of 15.2 km.