DUBAI UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. 02 NOVEMBER 2020. Shehab Allam, Egyptian champion who has mono-swum the whole of the 25km of Dubai Canal, a world first. He talks about the difficulty of continuing in the sport when it doesn’t pay. At 29, he has not entered any competitions since he was 17, as he had to work to earn money instead. (Photo: Antonie Robertson/The National) Journalist: Suzanne Locke. Section: National.
Shehab Allam, who became the first person to swim the full 25 kilometres of the Dubai Canal, says it is difficult to continue in the sport when it doesn’t pay. Photo: Antonie Robertson / The National

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