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A government official crossed the Bengali channel for the third time

Government official Sheikh Mahbub ur Rahman crossed the Bengali Channel for the third time. He is currently the director of the capital market regulatory body Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC). Yesterday Thursday, he swam for 6 hours and 10 minutes to cross the Bengal channel. Before this, he swam the Bangla Channel in 4 hours 49 minutes in 2019 and 4 hours 37 minutes in 2020.

It has been informed by the BSEC that this officer of the organization crossed the Bengali channel three times. Apart from crossing the Bangla Channel, he also successfully completed the Oceanman 10 km swim in November 2019 in Thailand’s Krabi Island, Andaman Sea, in 4 hours and 22 minutes.

After crossing the Bengal Channel for the third time, Sheikh Mahbub Ur Rahman told Prothom Alo, “A total of 31 swimmers entered the sea at 9:07 AM to cross the Bengal Channel. And I crossed the channel at 3:17.’

According to BSEC, Mahbub ur Rahman started swimming to get rid of physical illness in 2017. Since then he has been regularly participating in various swimming competitions in the country and abroad.

This year’s 17th Bangla Channel Swimming 2022 is organized by ‘Sixteenth Adventure and Extreme Bangla’. 31 swimmers participated in this event. Out of these 20 swimmers successfully crossed the Bengal channel.

Saiful Islam crossed the Bengali channel in the shortest time (3 hours 53 minutes). He successfully crossed the Bengal channel for the sixth time.

Yesterday, swimming started from Paschimpara sea beach of Shahpari Island in Sabrang Union of Teknaf Upazila of Cox’s Bazar. And this swim ends at the north beach of St. Martin Island. The 16.1 km stretch of sea from Shahpari Island in Teknaf to St. Martin Island is known as ‘Bangla Channel’.