Abhejali Bernardova, a runner-turned-swimmer, enjoyed plenty of company during her recent 4 hour 35 minute crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar.

Dolphins accompanied her. Lots of them. Vasanti Niemz recalls, “She kept swimming without looking up for quite a while – because she was looking at the dolphins swimming only a few meters below her. When a huge container boat passed, dolphins were surfing on its big bow waves. Her helpers saw them everywhere. ‘I had wanted to swim with dolphins,’ she said, ‘And it worked!‘”

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