World record swimmer’s epic swim: 4,749 metres from the sea
Posted November 05, 2018 09:30:17 At 4,740 metres, this year’s World record-holder is already more than four times the world record holder.
At 4:56 a.m.
Eastern time (4:56 p.m., GMT), Andrew Jones made history when he completed a 4,750 metre swim from the waters of the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Sicily.
The record holder was already 5th in the world and Jones is only the second person ever to reach 4,752 metres.
The world record was broken in 2016 by the Australian Andrew Maclean, who achieved the feat at 4,906 metres in a bid to break the world records for distance and total distance from shore.
The Guinness World Records has released new photos from the record swim and Jones has been congratulated by fellow swimmer Tom Beattie.
The swim is also the longest ever achieved by an Australian in a single day, with the average speed being 4.4 kilometres per hour.
The event has been described as the world’s longest non-stop swim, and the fastest recorded in history.
“It was amazing,” Jones said.
“I’m very happy and very proud of what I accomplished and what I achieved is incredible.”
The world records have also been broken by a number of Australians.
Australia’s Mark Hulme reached the record at 4:53 a.k. on the first attempt, and in 2014 he crossed the Atlantic at 4.5 kilometres per second.
On the way, he also crossed the equator at 4 kilometres per minute.
The Australian record was held by former world record-breaker and current Olympic swimmer Matt Gault, who reached 4,848 metres at the Sydney Olympics in 2000.
He was also the world number one for a short period of time in 2010.
He then broke his own world record by more than two kilometres at the Tokyo Olympics in 2012.
Other Australian swimmers include Jason van der Linden, who completed a 5,078 metre swim at the London Olympics in 2020.
Van der Lindens swim is the longest non stop world record, but the Australian record stood for more than three days at the same time, and has since been broken four times.
Van Der Linden also achieved the record while swimming with a broken arm.
The man is now an advocate for Paralympic athletes and has worked as a medical officer for the International Paralympics Committee.