Egyptian man breaks world record with 7-mile swim in handcuffs
Written by Angie Sharma on April 6, 2023
An Egyptian swimmer put his skills to the test and broke a Guinness World Record when he swam for over 7 miles while wearing handcuffs.
Shehab Allam, 31, claimed the Guinness World Records title for farthest distance swimming wearing handcuffs when he completed his 7.24-mile swim in the open waters of the Arabian Gulf.
Allam broke the previous record of 5.35 miles, set by U.S. swimmer Benjamin Katzman in 2021.
The record-breaking swim took Allam about six hours to complete.
“During the training, I used to attract curious glances when I have the handcuffs on. To avoid drawing too much attention, I prefer to swim in quieter areas, typically near the limit line of the beaches, although I still receive some stares,” Allam told GWR.
Allam said he might someday be able to break his own record, as he is still perfecting the technique he calls the “double-arm pull and modified sidestroke.”
“The feeling of being among the record-breaking elite gives me a sense of being a superhero, and it drives me to maintain my position in the records for as long as possible,” he said.
Source : UPI News