When Nora Toledano Cadena Achieved The Oceans SevenCourtesy of WOWSA, Cook Strait, New Zealand.
Nora Toledano Cadena became the first Mexican woman and the 14th person in history to complete the Oceans Seven in March 2019.
The Mexican International Marathon Swimming Hall of Famer completed a tandem crossing with Elizabeth Fry of the Cook Strait in 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:
* Hawley also achieved the Oceans Seven in 11 hours 45 minutes, swimming in the same direction 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)
16th: André Wiersig of Germany
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