Tita Tough: 37 Hours In Islas Baleares

Tita Tough: 37 Hours In Islas Baleares

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

On her third attempt in an inter-island swim, Spain’s Margarita Tita Llorens Bagur finally swam 84 km (52.3 miles) from Ibiza to Mallorca (Cruce Canal Ibiza-Mallorca) in 28 hours 13 minutes in 2015.

History may repeat itself for the president of the Menorca Channel Swimming Association.

In 2016, she attempted a 90 km swim between Eivissa and Dénia, but was not successful. She made a second dramatic attempt yesterday at a 90 km crossing between Ibiza and Jávea in Spain’s Balearic Islands.

But after 73 km and 37 hours, her crossing was stopped due to currents that had slowed her progress as her core body temperature dropped. Her course is posted here.

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