Kamil Resa Alsaran Continues To Impress
Kamil Resa Alsaran Continues To ImpressCourtesy of Emre Deliveli.
Kamil Resa Alsaran completed 2 separate crossings of the English Channel at the ages of 51 and 54 including a tough 18 hour 1 minute crossing in 2015. After his English Channel crossings, he went on to complete a 5 hour 10 minute crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar and a 13 hour 1 minute crossing of the Catalina Channel in Southern California. He ticked off his Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming with a 10 hour 15 minute circumnavigation of Manhattan Island in 2018.
“But I believe his most impressive swim to date has been his 35 km crossing of the North Channel from Northern Ireland to Scotland last July in 13 hours 55 minutes…at the age of 58,” said Steven Munatones. “That is one tough, inspirational swim.”
Fellow Turkish channel swimmer Emre Deliveli explains, “Alsaran crossed the North Channel on July 29th 2019, becoming the oldest man to do so at the age of 58. He entered the Guinness Book of World Records with this crossing as well as also became the first Turk and Muslim to cross the North Channel. Alsaran received his North Channel swim cap number 67 at the Irish Long Distance Swimming Association awards ceremony on February 29th [shown with Ned Denison on left].
With 3 crossings left in the Oceans Seven, he intends to become the oldest person to complete the Oceans Seven.”
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