Man breaks world record by swimming in the Corinthian Sea


A Belgian athlete has broken the universal open water swimming record by swimming 131km in the Gulf of Corinth.

Belgian man Mathieu Bon swam in the sea without interruption, taking him 60 hours and 55 minutes to break the record.

With the original date to complete the record being on Wednesday 30th August, the strong winds and high waves in the Corinthian meant that swimming in the ocean needed to be delayed by one day.

Belgian Athlete Mathieu Bon. Photo: Hellas Post

According to Bon, his goal was to break the current record which stood at 125.7 km and to continue swimming as much as he could, that is if Poseidon favoured him to do it.

His choice to swim in the Gulf of Corinth was because he could swim more than 100 kilometres in a straight line, making it an ideal location for the challenge.

Source: Hellas Post




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