Courtesy of Elizabeth Fry, Cook Strait, New Zealand.

Nora Toledano Cadena became the first Mexican woman and the 14th person in history to complete the Oceans Seven.

The Mexican International Marathon Swimming Hall of Famer completed a tandem crossing with Elizabeth Fry of the Cook Strait in an unofficial time of 9 hours 54 minutes.

Toledano wrote, “I feel lucky to be living this adventure with my friends Elizabeth Fry and Mariel Hawley Dávila with whom I shared dreams, seas and strokes.”

The day of achievement was not over with Toledano’s crossing from the North Island to South Island in New Zealand:

* Hawley also achieved the Oceans Seven in an unofficial time of 11 hours 45 minutes, swimming in the same direction from North to South Island to become the 15th person to complete the Oceans Seven.
* Fry is nearly there with 6 of the 7 Oceans Seven channels now completed.

Oceans Seven Swimmers to Date:
1st: Stephen Redmond (Ireland)
2nd: Anna-Carin Nordin (Sweden)
3rd: Michelle Macy (USA)
4th: Darren Miller (USA)
5th: Adam Walker (UK)
6th: Kimberly Chambers (New Zealand)
7th: Antonio Argüelles (Mexico)
8th: Ion Lazarenco Tiron (Moldavia/Ireland)
9th: Rohan Dattatrey More (India)
10th: Abhejali Bernardová (Czech Republic)
11th: Cameron Bellamy (South Africa)
12th: Lynton Mortensen (Australia)
13th: Thomas Pembroke (Australia)
14th: Nora Toledano Cadena (Mexico)
15th: Mariel Hawley Dávila (Mexico)

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