ERBIL — A Kurdish swimmer from the Iranian Kurdish city of Mahabad last week broke the world record for swimming the longest distance with the arms and legs tied.
Jamal Rasouli, in the present of officials from the directorate of sports in Mahabad, swam 5,591 meter while his arms and legs were all tied.
He swam the distance in 1 hour and 5 minutes, according to official reports.
Rasouli is known as a professional swimmer who has made multiple other achievements, including the world record for swimming 21 kilometers nonstop.
His new record has officially been registered with a special committee from Iran’s Sports Federations. It will be referred to the Guinness World Records by the end of the year if the record is not broken by other athletes around the world.