Marie Hassan Hamad
English Channel Swimming Career
- He was a member of a 6-member record-setting relay across the English Channel on 7 September 1949. He volunteered for an English Channel crossing that received The Daily Mail prize for its 1949 crossing from England to France in 11 hours 11 minutes to break the existing record of 12 hours 35 minutes set in 1938 by a French relay team. The members included Hamad, Mohmod Mahamed Hassan, Omar Sabry, Ahmad El Zerkani, Aley Addine and Hassan Abdel Rehim.
- He completed a crossing of the English Channel three times.
- He won the 1951 Daily Mail race in 12 hours 12 minutes, swimming without goggles.
Daily Mail English Channel Races
The first Daily Mail race between England and France, held in 1950, was limited to 20 participants from around the world, sponsored by the London Daily Mail. Hassan Abdel Rehim, a 41-year-old Egyptian won the first race in a then-record of 10 hours 50 minutes over an international field. Roger Le Morvan of France was second in 11 hours 2 minutes, Mareeh Hassan Hamad was third in 12 hours 10 minutes.
In the 1951 Daily Mail race, 34-year-old Egyptian Mareeh Hassan Hamad won the race in 12 hours 12 minutes by just one minute over Frenchman Roger Le Morvan in 12 hours 13 minutes with Egypt's Hassan Abdel Rehim third in 12 hours 25 minutes.
1950 Daily Mail Race
1951 Daily Mail Race
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- The 1951 Daily Mail Race Across The English Channel
- The 1950 Daily Mail Race Across The English Channel
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