Egyptian Swimmer, Omar Hegazy, Inspired The World In The UK Great North Swim

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By Nada Hamouda

Egyptian swimmer, Omar Hegazy, completed five km distance, with a time of two hours and 17 minutes, in the UK’s biggest open-water swimming event, the Great North Swim. With more than 10.000 participators, the event took place in the Lake District National Park on Friday 8th of June.

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Hegazy dedicated his swim race to the Egyptian football national team playing in the World Cup 2018. The 27-year-old swimmer lost a leg in a motorbike accident three years ago. However, in 2017, he became the first amputee to swim the 20km between Jordan and Egypt.

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The British Ambassador in Egypt, John Casson, congratulated the swimmer sending him an encouraging message on Twitter.

WE SAID THIS: Congrats Omar and keep inspiring us to overcome all obstacles!