RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Swimming the almost 35 km that separate, in a straight line, Dover (England) from Calais (France). This was the next challenge of endurance swimmer Alan Viana, who could see his mission extend to 50 km due to the action of ocean currents. The window for which the Brazilian was enrolled was from July 9th to 20th, 2020.
After three years in training, Alan Viana would have made the crossing in July. However, earlier this week the Channel Swimming Association (the organization that manages the crossings between England and France) confirmed the cancellation of all events scheduled . . .