Neil Agius, the ultra endurance swimmer making Malta proud, has posted a video the morning after his incredible world record breaking ocean swim.
After swimming over 125km non-stop over 52 hours in the Mediterranean, Agius, looking exhausted but triumphant, took to social media to thank everyone who supported his historic journey.
“Yesterday was the end of a cycle, of hard work and sacrifices… but we aced it,” Agius says with the picturesque Maltese sea right behind him. Saying he managed to get an eight to 10 hour sleep – possibly one of the most well-deserved sleeps in Maltese history – he explained how the salt from the sea did a number on his throat and nose, which he described as “painful”.
However, it wasn’t dampening his signature positive spirit, with the man saying he was “really feeling good this morning”.
Agius swam from the island of Linosa to Malta, battling adverse weather and rough swells as well as physical pain.
But when he swam into Gozo’s Ramla Bay late last night, it was all worth it, as crowds cheered him on, many with a sense of pride and accomplishment, seeing a Maltese person take on such a challenge – and beat it.
Over 50 hours and 125km later, Neil Agius managed to complete the herculean feat of swimming from Linosa to Malta to claim a new world record for the longest distance ocean swim 🏊🏼👏🏼
Posted by Lovin Malta on Wednesday, June 30, 2021
After smashing his previous Sicily to Malta swim, and now having broken a world record, we cannot wait to see what this living legend has in store next – and whatever it is, he’ll have Malta behind him.
If you’d like to support Neil Agius and his inspirational Wave of Change campaign, pick up six pieces of plastic around Malta or from Maltese seas, and post an image on Facebook alongside the plastic while nominating six others, and tag Neil and Wave of Change.
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