12 Year Old Christophe Maleau Completes Saint Lucia To Martinique Swim

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Martinique swimming prodigy, 12 year old, Christophe Maleau, Saturday made history by swimming from Saint Lucia to his native country.

He completed the crossing in 13 hours 50 minutes and 47 seconds.

A crowd of well wishers hailed the pre-teenager as a world champion upon his arrival in the village of Saint Anne.

A delegation including coaches, family, divers, members of the media and doctors accompanied the youngster who appeared in good spirits after the swim.

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Medical officials  tended to him to ensure that he was in good health after completing the gruelling event.

Christophe Maleau being tended to by a physician shortly after completing his swim

The 12 year old undertook the swim to raise awareness for breast cancer.

His mother is suffering from the disease which is in its remission phase, according to Martinique media reports.

In 2018 the youngster successfully completed a ten-hour swim between Diamant and Schoelcher in Martinique.

In 2017 Maleau completed a 6.4 km swim.

Media reports in Martinique said it was not easy to set up the Saint Lucia to Martinique event.

They reported that Saint Lucia authorities insisted on the implementation of strict COVID-19 protocols.

 

 

 

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