Alberto Lorente, called El hombre de las aguas marked a new world record: he swam upstream for 30 hours in a static pool. The swimmer from Viladecans, a town southwest of Barcelona, is an expert in ultra-distances. Lorente started his swim on Saturday at 11.00 am and he ended his run at 5:00 pm on Sunday.
A time that improves the previous record by 5 hours and which aimed to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House in Barcelona: supportive housing that offers hospitality and assistance to sick children and their families when care is away from home.
A noble purpose, enriched with an incredible new record, of athletic and mental strength. The Spaniard shared the video of his record on his Instagram account, writing: "Vamos muy bien family 4: 20h of the retof #oficialworldrecord de # 30horasnonstop with a parón de 7'02"
A topeee to achieve the reto family! @Casaronaldbcn ! "
The other competitions
The World Championships for swimming in a short swimming-pool have been postponed for a year. Security measures dictate it. Given the uncertainty related to the evolution of the pandemic around the world, for the protection of the health and safety of athletes and in accordance with the request of the United Arab Emirates authorities, Fina has ordered that the 25-meter races will will take place from 13 to 18 December 2021 in Abu Dhabi.
They were initially scheduled for December of this year. New dates also for the European Championships in 25-meter swimming-pool, which will be held a month ahead of schedule and also for the World Cup. Len, in agreement with the Russian federation, has rescheduled the event from 2 to 7 November 2021 in Kazan, capital of the Russian republic of Tatarstan, already home to the XXVII Universiade of 2013 and the XVI World Swimming Championships 2015.
It will be the second time in history that the World Championships will be held in the United Arab Emirates, after the 2010 edition in Dubai. The Fina World Aquatics Convention will take place at the 2521 swimming pool World Championships 2021, scheduled from 10 to 12 December.
In addition, Fina has announced that the next General Congress, where the Bureau will be elected for the 2021-2025 period, will take place on June 5, 2021 in Doha. The new members of the Fina 2021-2025 Bureau will begin their mandate immediately after the conclusion of the Tokyo Olympic Games, scheduled from 23 July to 8 August 2021.
A topeee a conseguir el reto family! @casaronaldbcn ?