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Six Israeli men, aged between 42 and 66, broke a world record by swimming home from Cyprus, according to media reports. Overcoming a plague of plastic bags, jellyfish, cold temperatures, and accompanied by a support vessel, they claimed an open water relay record with 236-mile feat aimed at raising awareness for cleaner oceans. They swam day and night in one-hour relays. The men attribute their strength to their vegan diet.