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Mariam bin Laden becomes first Arab to swim from Saudi Arabia to Egypt

Mariam bin Laden becomes first Arab to swim from Saudi Arabia to Egypt

Dr. Mariam, a long-distance swimmer, completed a 9-kilometer swim across the Strait of Tiran. She said, “Some parts of the swim were really nice, it was flat sea, lovely water while some parts had the tide against me, big waves, and we had to dig into swim for so long, in this kind of condition.”
Dr. Mariam took part in the first leg of British swimmer Louis Pugh’s journey, who is trying to swim 160 kilometers across the Red Sea in two weeks to raise awareness of the vulnerability of coral reefs before the World Climate Conference in Egypt in November.

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