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This endurance swimmer crossed the Red Sea to highlight the plight of the coral reefs

Lewis Pugh completes his 123km swim across the Red Sea. Image:

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A map showing the path of Lewis Pugh's swim across the Red Sea.
The map of Lewis Pugh’s Red Sea Swim. Image: Lewis Pugh Foundation.

Lewis Pugh swimming with coral reefs in the water.
Lewis Pugh swims across the coral reefs of the Red Sea. Image: Lewis Pugh Foundation.


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Coral reefs at the bottom of the ocean.
Coral reefs are the nurseries of the ocean, says Lewis Pugh. Image: Lewis Pugh Foundation.

Lewis Pugh swimming in the Red Sea with high waves and a ship to the side of him.
Lewis Pugh battles against waves as a container ship passes behind him. Image: Lewis Pugh Foundation.

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