Despite starting from the faraway shores of Newfoundland, Nueva Esperanza is unfazed by the long way she has to go to reach her goal. Although the odds seem to be stacked against her, Nueva Esperanza means New Hope in Spanish, which makes her effort in this Race an inspiration for all of us.
Olympic long-distance swimming champion Janet Evans – 'Miss Perpetual Motion' – is providing expert advice to Nueva Esperanza Let's hope that Nueva Esperanza swims long and hard for the cause.
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Nueva Esperanza (Female)
152.4 cm (5 ft)
111.7 cm (3 ft 8 in)
375 kg (825 lbs)
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Where is she now?
She has kept her momentum and is still moving inside the Caribbean. She was moving close to the coast of Colombia, possibly headed toward Panama or Costa Rica. However, the last we heard from her, she was in the into the Gulf of Urabá, Colombia, close to several large nesting beaches! We hope to hear very soon from our Colombian colleagues about her nesting.