Elvis Ali Hazarika
Photo: Jorhat city live

Former International swimmer Elvis Ali Hazarika becomes the first Assamese to swim 29 km in the 33 km long English Channel.

He posted a message on his social media, after achieving the feat.

He started swimming at the age of two-and-a-half and crossed the 800-metre Dighalipukhuri in Guwahati when he was four years old.

At five, he swam the length of Joysagar Lake in Sivasagar, also considered to be the largest man-made lake in India.

The swimmer was training under ace body builder Mahadev Deka.

He was accompanied by his childhood friend Prasanta Das. The cost of a boat, pilot, coach, registration, visa, travel, lodging and training in the United Kingdom would come to around Rs 17 lakh as reported by the Telegraph before Hazarika went to London.

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