Teresa Planas

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Teresa Planas
A former national-level butterflyer, the 24-year-old Teresa Planas swam 39.8 kilometers (21.3 nautical miles) in the Menorca Channel from the Balearic island of Menorca to the island of Mallorca in the Mediterranean Sea in September 2011, setting the world record for both men and women in 12 hours 18 minutes 42 seconds. The previous record was established by Miquel Sunyer in 12 hours and 19 minutes. Planas became the first local swimmer to complete the Menorca Channel (she was born in Pòrtol on Mallorca) to succeed. Her swim was a benefit swim for the Spanish Cancer Society as a symbol of the struggle against adversity cancer patients have to go through every day.

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BEST FEST

Planas is also one of the race directors of the BEST FEST along with Matthew O'Connor.

Menorca Channel

Planasis the record holder for the Menorca Channel (Canal de Menorca) that stretches 37 km between the Balearic islands of Menorca and Mallorca in the Mediterranean Sea.

History

1. Kendall Mellor in October 1968 in 16 hours 18 minutes
2. Montserrat Tresserras on 16 July 1969 in 21 hours 7 minutes
3. Dellys Beynon on 18 July 1971 in 16 hours 9 minutes
4. Kevin Murphy on 8 October 1972 in 15 hours 41 minutes
5. Miquel Suñer Comalat on 19 July 2009 in 12 hours 19 minutes
6. Selina Moreno Pasagali on 3 July 2010 in 18 hours 20 minutes
7. Teresa Planas in September 2011 in 12 hours 18 minutes seconds
8. Margarita Llorens Bagur on 10 July 2012 in 12 hours 23 minutes

Video

Fragmento de informativos de TVE1 del 12/09/11 que relata la travesía de Menorca a Mallorca realizada por Teresa Planas el 11/09/11, récord mundial absoluto con 12:18:42.

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