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NEIL AGIUS COMPLETES EPIC SICILY-MALTA SWIM IN RECORD-BREAKING TIME

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Copia-di-Copia-di-Copia-di-TASSI-INTERESSE-NEGATIVISwimmer and anti-pollution activist Neil Agius has become the second person in recorded history to swim between Sicily and Malta.

Agius reached Balluta Bay in St Julian’s at 9.21am on Friday – a record-breaking 28 hours, seven minutes and 27 seconds after setting off from Punta Braccetto in Ragusa, swimming through the day and night.

“It was so much fun... I was laughing, teasing the crew... and crying too,” he said, as he emerged from the water at St Julian's Waterpolo and Aquatic Club to the sound of roaring crowds celebrating his achievement.

“The toughest part was at around 3am because I got so cold.”

Agius is technically the first person to swim from Sicily to the island of Malta. In 1985, Nicky Farrugia, swam from Sicily to Gozo in 30 hours and 17 minutes.

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