Charity swim feat will take Dubai girl all around the world
An expat who is in training for a marathon swim round Dubai’s World islands announced her route on Monday.
Kate Willoughby, who is swimming to raise cash for the fatal childrens’ disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which her six-year-old nephew Harrison has, will set off from Baja California Island at dawn on November 21.
From there she will pass South America, Antarctica, New Zealand, Tokyo, Siberia, Greenland and Alaska before returning to her family 10 hours and 25km later.
Brit Willoughby (pictured, second) said: “It certainly has been a challenge and at times the long hours of training have been lonely and hard. But I have been so fortunate that throughout this last year I have received incredible support from family, friends and the Dubai business community.
"I feel so lucky to be able to undertake this unique swim and use an iconic and well-known Dubai landmark to raise awareness and money for a little-known illness. I am particularly grateful to Nakheel as there has been a lot of logistics and planning involved.”
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