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Mariam Saleh Bin Laden Crosses English Channel
Mariam Saleh Bin Laden Completes Assisted Channel Swim for Orphan Syrian Refugees

Dover, UK; 22 September 2016: Mariam Saleh Bin Laden has become the first person from Saudi Arabia to make a solo assisted crossing of the English Channel, the world’s most celebrated open water swim. Mariam took on the Channel swim as part of a series of ultimate endurance challenges to raise awareness of the plight of … Continue reading “Mariam Saleh Bin Laden Completes Assisted Channel Swim for Orphan Syrian Refugees”


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Saudi dentist Mariam Bin Laden becomes first woman to complete 101-mile Thames

Mariam Saleh Binladen, a dentist from Saudi Arabia, has set a new record as the first woman to officially swim 101 miles of the source of the River Thames in the United Kingdom. Swimming to inspire more women to participate in sport and to raise awareness of the plight of refugee Syrian orphans around the … Continue reading “Saudi dentist Mariam Bin Laden becomes first woman to complete 101-mile Thames”