The feat was with a cause, since the collected will be donated to Vifac, an association for pregnant women
Mérida, Yucatán, (July 08, 2021).- Swimmer Carlos Franco Cantón successfully completed his 34.2-kilometer crossing through the Catalina Canal to Long Beach, California, United States, and became the first Yucatecan in history to achieve the open water triple crown, with a time of 12 hours, 23 minutes, and 58 seconds.
Franco Cantón joined the select group of 16 Mexican swimmers who have conquered the triple crown and also established himself as the first swimmer from the southeast of the country to do so.
The journey began this Monday, July 5th, at 12:52 p.m. and ended on the 6th around 12 noon, according to a live video posted on the social networks of the Yucatecan swimmer.
Carlos was closely accompanied by a kayaker, who supplied him with food, as well as the crew made up of his wife Abigail Ferrer, coach Nora Toledano, his friend Sergio Ávila and US viewers.
During the tour, which was broadcast on social networks, Franco faced a temperature of 18.5 degrees, a situation that did not harm him, since he did his training in colder waters.
Upon arriving in Long Beach, the Yucatecan raised his hands in triumph, while his crew thanked the good wishes from the people who were aware of his adventure.
The road to the triple crown began in 2015, however, it was in September 2018, when Carlos Franco crossed the English Channel, and then in July 2019, he achieved the second jewel of the triple crown after successfully surrounding Manhattan Island.
more recommended stories
According to the City Council, the Mérida Fest was no reason for the increase in infections
The Mérida Fest ended on Sunday,.
Without permits, 4 thousand fishing boats in Yucatan
In Yucatan there are no windows.
John Kerry, the U.S. special envoy on climate change says the planet is “not on a good track”
The world is “not on a.
Due to lack of registrations, AFAD cancels pet sterilization campaign
The president of AFAD indicated that.
State authorities say that 21,000 Campeche citizens do not have a valid voter ID
Citizens who are in this situation.
Maya senior citizen loses the battle to Covid at age 104 in Kinchil, Yucatan
“Don Lindo”, in the last two.
Rural Police Chief causes traffic accident in Chetumal, Quintana Roo
Chief of the Rural Police of.
After contracting Omicron, Mayor Renan Barrera asks citizens to take care of themselves and their loved ones
Mayor Renan Barrera contracted Covid-19 days.
Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger involved in multi-vehicle accident
The crash happened around 4:35 p.m..
Frontier Airlines will fly to Cancun out of Hobby Airport in Houston, TX
Frontier Airlines is coming to Hobby Airport!.