Abhejali Bernardová: first Czech to complete Oceans Seven challenge

Photo: Petra Kasperová, Archive of Abhejali Bernard

Abhejali Bernardová is only the tenth person in the world, and the first from a landlocked country to complete the so-called Oceans Seven, a marathon swimming challenge consisting of seven open water channel swims, including the English Channel and the Strait of Gibraltar. The Brno-based swimmer recently published a book describing her adventures and completed another challenge, the English Channel Triathlon from Dover to Prague.

What attracts her to long-distance swimming? How does she adapt to the freezing cold waters? And what goes through her head during the hour-long swims?

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Author: Ruth Fraňková