Alawi Mohammed Makki Al-Ibrahim (or Elwi Makki, born 1955) was an open water swimmer from Saudi Arabia who was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 1969 as an Honour Swimmer. He holds a bachelor's degree in physical education from Egypt, is married and has three sons and two daughters.
Open Water Swimming Career
- Makki finished 10th in the 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy in July 1977
- Makki finished 11th in the 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy on 9 July 1978.
- Makki crossed the English Channel on 14 August 1975 (EF) in 12 hours 28 minutes, the first Saudi Arabian to do so.
- Makki crossed the English Channel on 21 August 1976 (EF) in 8 hours 54 minutes.
- Makki crossed the English Channel on 22 August 1978 (EF) in 9 hours 54 minutes
- Makki crossed the English Channel on 28 August 1979 (EF) in 9 hours 56 minutes.
- Makki crossed the English Channel on 24 August 1981 (EF) in 10 hours 33 minutes.
- Makki crossed the English Channel with a relay team.
- Makki competed in the Arab Nations English Channel Races against some of the world’s best marathon swimmers.
- Makki participated in the 1972 12 km Gulf Cup in Kuwait
- Makki participated in the 1974 Nile International Race in Egypt
- Makki participated in the 1974 Gulf Cup in Abu Dhabi
- Makki participated in the third Gulf Championship in Saudi Arabia.
- Makki participated in the Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli 6 times during his career.
- Makki raced 1,243 km over the course of his career
25e Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean
On 29 July 1979, he finished 8th in the 32 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean professional marathon swim in 21°C water in Quebec, Canada:
1. John Kinsella (USA) 7 hours 1 minutes 15 seconds
2. Claudio Plit (Argentina) 7 hours 16 minutes 21 seconds
3. Bill Heiss (USA) 7 hours 26 minutes 15 seconds
4. Juan Carlos Mosqueda (Mexico) 7 hours 28 minutes 55 seconds
5. Penny Lee Dean (USA) 7 hours 34 minutes 41 seconds
6. Nasser El Shazly (Egypt) 7 hours 46 minutes 49 seconds
7. Jorge Villegas (Mexico) 7 hours 55 minutes 5 seconds
8. Alwi Makki (Saudi Arabia) 8 hours 2 minutes 49 seconds
9. Marawan Saleh (Syria) 8 hours 9 minutes 53 seconds
10. Raul Villagomez (Mexico) 8 hours 10 minutes 12 seconds
11. Magdy Mandour (Egypt) 8 hours 14 minutes 24 seconds and Maher Saleh (Syria) 8 hours 14 minutes 24 seconds
13. Alberto Santiago (Argentina) 8 hours 24 minutes 41 seconds
14. Christine Cossette (Canada) 8 hours 42 minutes 15 seconds
15. Ossama Rachad (Egypt) 8 hours 53 minutes 29 seconds
16. Loreen Passfield (Canada) 8 hours 56 minutes 59 seconds
17. Mona Aly Hossen (Egypt) 8 hours 59 minutes 38 seconds
18. Joke Van Staveren (Netherlands) 9 hours 0 minutes 12 seconds
OTL Ibrahim Moustafa Feidalla (Egypt, 10h4m15s), Anwar Saleh (Saudi Arabia, 10h13m56s), Rémi Meunier (Canada 11h29m45s) DNF Carlos Aguirre Argentina, 8h01m), Luis Prado Medel (Mexico, 5h40m), James Barry (USA, 4h30m)
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