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Alicante man becomes first Spaniard to swim Tsugaru Channel
29 July 2017 @ 19:55

THE first-ever Spaniard to swim Japan's Tsugaru Channel, Alicante-based Jorge Crivillés has become only the 29th person in history to do so.

One of the crossings in the international Seven Oceans challenge, the 34-kilometre stretch of sea links Hokkaido, Japan with the island of Honshu and is one of the toughest of them all.

But Crivillés, 46, has managed it in eight hours and 29 minutes without stopping, the fifth-fastest time in history.

His brave move was in an attempt to raise money for the Spanish Association of Lymphoma, Myeloma and Leukaemia Patients (AEAL) the childhood cancer research fund, La Hucha de Tomás ('Tomás' Piggybank') and the cancer foundation ASISA


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