Swimmer resumes Pacific crossing record attempt

first_imgPart adventurer, part environmentalist, Lecomte organized the swim to raise awareness of plastic contamination and ocean pollution.His support team is conducting a series of experiments on the trip, including collecting samples of plastic waste.When he suspended the swim, he said the scale of the pollution his team had already encountered made him all the more determined to complete the journey.“It’s more important now than ever that we make it to the Great Garbage Patch,” he said, referring to a massive vortex of trash that floats between the US states of Hawaii and California.“I want to show people why our oceans are so important.” ABADVERTISEMENT RELATED STORIES:Swimmer sets off in attempt to be first to cross PacificMichael Phelps praises 10-year-old Fil-Am Clark Kent for breaking record10-year-old Fil-Am Clark Kent breaks Michael Phelps’ swim recordSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs French marathon swimmer Benoit “Ben” Lecomte in Choshi, Chiba prefecture. Image: Martin Bureau / AFPA Frenchman attempting to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean said Wednesday he was resuming his bid, after storms forced him to suspend the ambitious undertaking.“Back in the water today! After avoiding a typhoon we’re finally back at the swim point and continuing on with the swim,” Ben Lecomte tweeted.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Ex-Brazil football boss gets 4 years in prison in FIFA probe Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Lecomte set off from Choshi in Japan on June 5 and planned to swim across the ocean to San Francisco in six to eight months.But nearly two months into the epic journey, severe storms forced the 51-year-old to head back to port in Japan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’He and his team waited out several storm systems swirling through the region during the local typhoon season before heading back this week to where he cut the swim short, slightly more than 580 nautical miles east of Japan.He will be resuming a schedule of swimming for eight hours a day and consuming 8,000 calories daily to keep going. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View commentslast_img read more

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