Moroccan long-distance swimmer hopes to set record in Alaska


A young man from Morocco has arrived in Alaska with an ambitious goal. Twenty-seven-year-old Hassan Baraka wants to be the first Moroccan to swim between every continent on the globe.

Baraka is an ambassador for his country, particularly Moroccan Princess Lalla Hasna. Hasna was appointed by the United Nations to bring awareness to coastal issues. The project also carries an environmental message, Baraka said.

“Because now days our oceans are not very clean and I want to send this message to the world, that we have to protect our seas and shores,” Baraka said.

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