He did not hide His passion He arrived on the shores of Lake Titicaca in Peru this Saturday. Lunévillois Paralympic swimmer Theo Currin has won a challenge he probably never thought he would try: crossing the lake by swimming, relay and full autonomy on a boat.
Lorraine, an athlete who had four legs amputated following encephalitis in her childhood, then ended her adventure with two of her friends, Malia Metella and Matthew Whitwood. 11 days and 122 km of swimming It would not have been easy.
At an altitude of more than 3,800 meters, with low winds of oxygen, three swimmers were encountered Very harsh weather. The first day after leaving Bolivia with strong winds, the trio were forced to come and stand in their boat to protect themselves.
More heavy thunder and hail. “We lived a terrible night while floating and thought we would turn upside down many times.”, Promises Theo Currin.
Apparently, when there are three of us in an area of 8 square meters, we say to ourselves: If things change, what do we do? We are 90 km from the edge
“All of these moments scared me the most”, Theo continues. “On the eighth day, I was on the verge of breaking down, I was tired, tired, I still could not bear it, we did not give up, today at the end of the eleventh day, we have our 122 km, we are so proud to think of it!
Buno (Peru), Theo Curin, Malia Metella and Matthew Whitwood arrived. Welcomed by many boats and spectators. Raising awareness about the pollution of Lake Titicaca in particular is an insane challenge.
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