10 x Strait Of Gibraltar

10 x Strait Of Gibraltar

With great conditions, an interational group of marathon swimmers tackled the Strait of Gibraltar where ten athletes ultimately crossed from Spain to Morocco

Spaniards Juan Domínguez, Jorge Estalella, José Antonio Peix, José María López and Jorge Balbas, Australians Brendan Capll and Ky Hurst, and Americans Kevin Owens, Amy Marie Aukstikalnis and Alan Morelli completed the unprecedented mass crossing. The wetsuited group completed the crossing between 4 hours 53 minutes and 5 hours 8 minutes.

A documentary is being editted now on the challenges and obstacles that these swimmers faced, especially Amy, a cancer survivor, and Alan, a car accident victim, who both overcame tremendous odds to become only one of the relative few to swim between Europe and Africa. Their story is an engaging, compelling one brought to the silver screen.

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Steven Munatones