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Letícia Toste, Someone Who Simply Loves The Sea

Photo courtesy by Rolando Marques of the 9 finishers of the Canal Faial-Pico, an 8.3 km (5.2-mile) channel that separates the islands of Faial and Pico in the Azores.

For me, [the crossing] was to achieve a dream since I am an amateur, someone who simply loves the sea and swimming in all its aspects. I am extremely pleased to now be part of history that channel,” said 46-year-old Letícia Toste from Terceira who became the first woman to make this crossing in 3 hours 43 minutes. “Para mim foi um conquistar de um sonho uma vez que sou uma amadora, alguém que simplesmente adora o mar e a natação em todas as suas vertentes. Estou extremamente satisfeita por agora fazer parte da história desse canal.”

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