Ahmed Athif and Anwar Hussain have completed a swimming challenge which stretched from S. Meedhoo until S. Hithadhoo.
The challenge, organized by Discover Maldives was held last Saturday with Athif and Anwar having swam 18 km to complete it.
As a well known long distance runner in the country, this would be the first time in recent history that he has swum such a distance in a single stretch.
While both men had spent 9 hours at sea, the weather around Addu City deteriorated to an extent, making their swim even more challenging to complete.
30 swimmers set out on this historic swim alongside Athif and Anwar although, the entire 18 km was completed by the duo only.
Addu City Mayor Abdulla Sadiq, Life Guard Association and swimmers of Swim Addu were present at the beginning and end of the challenge.