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Martin Hobbs, Solo Swimming Success And Smiles

On Day 60, South African swimmer Martin Hobbs stepped on dryland to finish his unprecedented 581 km north-to-south solo stage swim across Lake Malawi that lies on the borders between Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania.

45-year-old Hobbs, nicknamed by his team as The Solo Swimmer, originally estimated that the stage swim would take up to 60 days and he precisely hit that target on the 60th day.

For more information, visit here and his Facebook page here and The Smile Foundation for more information.

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