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Irish swimmer makes waves; covers Alibaug-Mumbai in 7.51 hours

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Irish swam from the coastal town of in adjoining district to the here Wednesday just for "fun" as he completed the 36-km sea distance in 7 hours and 51 minutes.

The 61-year-old swimmer's journey was overseen by an official appointed by the

Denison covered the distance in 7 hours and 51 minutes, he said.

"It was a good swim. I was friends with (Marathon from India) Shubham Vanmali, who wrote an email to me and said 'why don't you come to and swim'.

"I booked my ticket (to India) and came here but I still don't know why I was doing it. I did it (undertook the swim) for fun," Denison told from Jaipur, a day after he achieved the feat.

The from claimed he has done 48 marathon swims across the World.

He said the swim from to was a "challenge and one of the warmest swims" he had undertaken in his career.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 21:06 IST