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Friday, 30 March 2012

Going the extra mile to End Polio Now!

Going an extra mile to say thankyou! Worldwide we have reached US$98,000 for @Endpolionow and I would dearly love to see us break $100,000 - here's your chance to help us get there - please sponsor me $1 - $10 if you can WORLD RECORD SMASHED!! To celebrate the phenomenal Global Swimarathon milestone of receiving official paperwork for 3303 swimmers which beats the existing world record (still more numbers to come in) and in recognition of the extraordinary dedication and efforts involved for people all over the globe to take part at very challenging hours of the day - here's my special plan During Global swimarathon at least 15 time zones around the world were represented - so swimmers took part at 0400-0500 - West Coast USA, 0600-0700 Central USA - 0700-0800 East Coast USA / Canada 0900-1000 South America, 1200-1300 UK / Canary Islands 1300-1400 - Europe 1400-1500 Eastern Europe/ Africa 1500-1600 - East Africa 1700-1800 Pakistan 1730-1830 - India 2000-2100 Phillipines / China, 2130-2230, 2200-2300, 2300-2400 Australia, 0100-0200 in New Zealand Now I've been thinking about how I can show my appreciation for all of you who were prepared to turn out especially at such late or early hours of the day, and here it is. I'm on a cruise holiday coming up in , with 24/7 access to a pool so...... On 1 day, I plan to swim 100 metres in each and every one of the 15 time zones I just listed out to complete a 1500 metres metric mile! Starting at 0400-0500 and going through till 0100am - naturally I will do all of this wearing my End Polio Now tshirt throughout, and will hopefully be able to get passengers on board involved, aware and supporting our cause. I'll try and capture it on video and share when I get back - wish me luck!! Finally please watch this video from our largest event where 354 swimmers took part in Belgaum India - be inspired!