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Kangsha River Swim

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[File:Screen Shot 2017-08-08 at 6.16.22 PM.png|400px|thumb|right|Kshitindra Chandra Baisya swimming down the Kangsha River in Bangladesh in August 2017]]

Kshitindra Chandra Baisya swimming down the Kangsha River in Bangladesh in August 2017
Kshitindra Chandra Baisya swimming down the Kangsha River in Bangladesh in September 2018

The Kangsha River Swim is a marathon swim down the Kangsha River in Bangladesh.

2018 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year Nomination[edit]

He was nominated for the 2018 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association:
Kshitindra Chandra Baisya is not well-known among the English Channel swimming crowd or elite FINA professional marathon competitors, but his solo marathon swim of 146 km down the Kangsha River in Bangladesh took him an agonizing 43 hours 25 minutes. His swim was both massively impressive and profoundly simple, especially considered he swam without goggles and well-equipped escort boats. For coming back out of retirement and completing his farewell swim in his native land at the age of 66, for organizing a solo, non-stop marathon swim observed by government officials, media representatives and sports personalities, for pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the open water, Kshitindra Chandra Baisya’s marathon swim is a worthy nominee for the 2017 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.

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