Nagpur: A city swimmer Sukhdev Dhurve has succeeded in crossing the Gibraltar Strait in four hours and 55 minutes.
A member of Dolphin Swimming Club and G K Sporting Club, Dhurve swam the Gibraltar Strait, which connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea and separates Spain from Morocco, on July 28.
A police head constable. Dhurve, accompanied by his NIS swimming coach Jaiprakash Duble, had earlier covered a distance of 35 kms from Dharmtar Khadi to Gateway of India, Mumbai.
Duble, who is also Deputy Director of Sports and Youth Services, Maharashtra informed the Dolphin Club about the feat yesterday.
Dhube and Duble had left for training and practice swimming on July 18. They will be arriving back next week.