Wednesday 30 of November, 2022
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Egyptian Amputee Man to Swim from Jordan’s Aqaba to Egypt’s Taba This Friday

The swim is expected to last 7-10 hours and could bring him in direct contact with Red Sea sharks.

Staff Writer

Nearly two years ago, Omar Hegazy lost his left leg in a biking accident; now he's set to swim from Aqaba, Jordan, to Taba, Egypt, against all odds. The swim will cover an estimated 20 kilometres, taking Hegazy 7 to 10 hours and potentially bringing him face to face with some of the Red Sea's sharks.

According to Al Ahram Newspaper, if Hegazy manages to complete the swim in less than the expected time, he would set a Guinness record. The swim is slated to take place Friday April 28th, with a competition currently underway for a chance to win 2 tickets to Taba to attend the launch of the swim, according to Hegazy's Facebook page.