Comino Swim-Run held ahead of new documentary launch on Comino
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Today’s Comino Swim-Run saw no less than 144 participants pair up to swim for a total stretch of 2 kilometres in the waters surrounding the island and run for another 8 kilometres.
While strong winds made for challenging weather conditions, all participants successfully crossed the finish line, the organisers said.
The land-and-sea event, organised by Xterra Malta and supported by the Malta Airport Foundation, was held on Saturday morning in the run-up to the launch of an underwater, natural, and anthropological documentary supported by the Malta Airport Foundation, in which Comino takes centre stage.
MIA said that locking 43 minutes 9 seconds, the team composed of Kevin Muscat and Michael Bongailas was the first to complete the circuit. Trophies were presented to the winning duo, as well as to the teams that came in second and third.
The fees paid by the participants will be donated to support the Special Olympics Malta Team.
Race Director, Nathan Farrugia said, “the Xterra team is very pleased with the outcome of the first ever Swim-Run, with an amazing location like Comino complementing our other Malta and Gozo races.”
The Foundation said that its aim is to “raise awareness for Comino’s rich natural heritage, and consequently encourage people to tread the island and its waters with care and respect for the diverse species that inhabit them on their next visit.”
Photograph by Kurt Arrigo