Kate Willoughby announced her solo swim route from Baja California, north of Greenland, past Japan, to the south of Australia, and around South America.
An effort is meant to raise awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy around The World Islands breakwater, a perimeter wall that protects the man-made development of 300 islands off Dubai’s coast.
Willoughby is swimming on behalf of Harrison Smith who was diagnosed with the condition in January 2011, and is unlikely to live beyond his late teens or early twenties. The illness affects one in every 3,500 male live births globally; 1% of victims is female.
Willoughby will attempt to Swim The World on November 21st.
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