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Nicky Farrugia

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Nicky Farrugia is an open water swimmer and triathlete from Malta whose nickname is the Maltese Ironman.

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  • He was the first person to complete a solo open water swim from Sicily, Italy to the island of Gozo in the Malta archipelago in 1985 in 30 hours 17 minutes.
  • He completed a 33.5 km crossing of the English Channel in 12 hours 40 minutes in 1989.
  • He was crowned as the Sportsman Of The Year in 1989.
  • He was inducted in the Maltese Olympic Committee’s Hall of Fame.

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