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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romanian librarian succesfully swims across the English Channel

Romanian librarian Avram Iancu has managed to swim across the English Channel at his fourth attempt. It took him almost 18 hours to complete this difficult challenge.

“Even though I've lost three battles, they were not “failures” because they taught me the movements of the “beast,” they strengthened my determination and belief that I could win the battle that decided the fate of the war. Yesterday was the final battle! I won! After 62 km and nearly 18 hours of physical and especially mental anguish as I've never lived before, I slayed the beast,” Avram Iancu wrote on his Facebook page.

Back in 2014, Iancu wanted to become the first Romanian who swims the English Channel, but he didn’t finish the quest. He tried again in 2015, but the odds were once again against him.

Another Romanian, Andrei Rosu, became the first Romanian to swim the Channel in June last year, as part of the Arc to Arch ultra triathlon. However, his performance hasn't been officially recognized by the Channel Swimming Association, which validates the successful cross-channel, because he used a neoprene suit.

Dan Canta, a Romanian living in Melbourne, Australia, officially became the first Romanian to swim across the English Channel in August 2015. He was only 16 at that time. He completed the swim in 14.5 hours. Canta's performance has been little known in Romania.

Avram Iancu dedicated his win to the Wisdom of the Earth (Cumintenia Pamantului) campaign through which the Romanian Government aims to raise EUR 6 million to buy the famous scultpure by Constantin Brancusi.

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

(Photo source: Sea Leopard Charter on Facebook)

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romanian librarian succesfully swims across the English Channel

Romanian librarian Avram Iancu has managed to swim across the English Channel at his fourth attempt. It took him almost 18 hours to complete this difficult challenge.

“Even though I've lost three battles, they were not “failures” because they taught me the movements of the “beast,” they strengthened my determination and belief that I could win the battle that decided the fate of the war. Yesterday was the final battle! I won! After 62 km and nearly 18 hours of physical and especially mental anguish as I've never lived before, I slayed the beast,” Avram Iancu wrote on his Facebook page.

Back in 2014, Iancu wanted to become the first Romanian who swims the English Channel, but he didn’t finish the quest. He tried again in 2015, but the odds were once again against him.

Another Romanian, Andrei Rosu, became the first Romanian to swim the Channel in June last year, as part of the Arc to Arch ultra triathlon. However, his performance hasn't been officially recognized by the Channel Swimming Association, which validates the successful cross-channel, because he used a neoprene suit.

Dan Canta, a Romanian living in Melbourne, Australia, officially became the first Romanian to swim across the English Channel in August 2015. He was only 16 at that time. He completed the swim in 14.5 hours. Canta's performance has been little known in Romania.

Avram Iancu dedicated his win to the Wisdom of the Earth (Cumintenia Pamantului) campaign through which the Romanian Government aims to raise EUR 6 million to buy the famous scultpure by Constantin Brancusi.

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

(Photo source: Sea Leopard Charter on Facebook)

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