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Ibiza-Alicante race for a good cause
Twenty-two swimmers will take to the water on the 6th July to cover the
180 kilometres which separate Ibiza and Alicante. Led by David Meca,
they will be raising funds for the Lymphoma, Melanoma and Leukaemia
Association and their ages will range from 13 to 40, with the idea of
taking it in turns to swim by day and night for one hour at a time; it
is hoped that they will complete the crossing in two days.
One of the team is 36-year-old Victor Rodriguez who suffered a lymphoma only a year ago “more than 20 kilometres per person is just to demonstrate that everything is possible in this life if people apply themselves; that cancer is curable but you need to do your part,” was his advice.
It may be remembered that David Meca was the first person to swim from the mainland to the Balearics. He left Javea, near Dénia, in January 2006 taking just over twenty-five-and-a-half hours to achieve the crossing to San Antonio. He arrived at the ferry terminal exhausted and covered with jellyfish stings, but had achieved a life-long ambition as a dedicated long-distance swimmer.
The trip is being sponsored by several organizations and businesses, including the Alicante Yacht Club, the Town Hall, Virgin Active and Coca-Cola.