• Short Summary

    WELL-KNOWN ARGENTINIAN SWIMMER ANTONIO ALBERTONDO ON SATURDAY COMPLETED A MARATHON SWIM FROM CAPRI TO NAPLES -- AND BACK.

  • Description

    WELL-KNOWN ARGENTINIAN SWIMMER ANTONIO ALBERTONDO ON SATURDAY COMPLETED A MARATHON SWIM FROM CAPRI TO NAPLES -- AND BACK. A DISTANCE OF THIRTY-SIX NAUTICAL MILES IN 36 HOURS, 8 MINUTES.

    THE 47-YEAR-OLD ALBERTONDO SET OUT FROM CAPRI ON FRIDAY AT 8.30 A.M. AND SWAM TROUGH THE DAY, NIGHT, AND THROUGH THE DAY AGAIN TO TOUCH LAND AT CAPRI AT 8.3. P.M. ON SATURDAY NIGHT.

    CURRENTS WERE QUITE STRONG MOST OF THE WAY BUT TOWARDS THE END THE SEA BECAME CHOPPY AND THE LAST THREE MILES WERE A REAL TRIAL FOR THE EXTREMELY FATIGUED ARGENTINIAN.

    ALBERTONDO---WHO SWAM THE ENGLISH CHANNEL BOTH WAYS IN 1961 -- ATE SUCH A LOT OF FOOD SUPPLIED BY THE BOAT FOLLOWING HIM THAT ANOTHER BOAT HAD TO BRING FRESH SUPPLIES FROM CAPRI. A MARATHON SWIMMER'S DIET: LOTS OF CHICKEN BROTH CONCENTRATE AND COFFEE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA46WYAG620NVNR13F576TRME2Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA46WYAG620NVNR13F576TRME2Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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