Tag: Milko van Gool

Swimming Around Africa

Swimming Around Africa Courtesy of OpenWater Africa, Lake Malawi, Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania. Following in the wake of Lewis Pugh (9 hours 52 minutes in 1992, Dr. Otto Thaning (10 hours 5 minutes in 1992), Abigail Brown (9 hours 45 minutes in 2010), Milko van Gool (8 hours 46 minutes in 2013), Kaitlin Harthoorn (9 hours 17 minutes in 2013), Jean

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The History Of The Bangla Channel

The History Of The Bangla Channel Courtesy of Shwaroz Adventure, Bangla Channel, Bangladesh. The 16.1 km course across the Bangla Channel, known as the International Bangla Channel Marathon Swim, was created in 2006 by Hamidul Haque [shown above]. A trio of swimmers pioneered the inaugural crossing on January 14th 2006 the channel including Lipton

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Finishing Up Against The Wall

In point-to-point swims in lakes or along the coastline or in channel swims, swimmers generally have 3 basic goals: walk in, swim across, and walk out. But there are times when the last goal is impossible due to a variety of factors. In Milko van Gool's North Channel swim from Ireland to Scotland this July when he set a world record in 10 hours 34 minutes,

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