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DAKAR, Senegal -- Former British police officer Ben Hooper hopes to make history by swimming every mile of the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to South America. After more than three years of preparation, he set off on Sunday.The 38-year-old walked down a beach in Dakar and into the Atlantic Ocean, launching a swim for 1,635 nautical miles, or nearly 2,000 land miles (3,200 kilometers), from Senegal to Brazil.This is for my daughter, said Hooper, who filled a water bottle with sand to keep for the 8-year-old who he said inspired the swim. Its been a long time coming.Flanked by two boats and a crew of less than a dozen, Hooper aims to be the first person to swim every mile of the Atlantic Ocean from continent to continent, stepping on land again in March.He says he trained three years as he gathered a crew for the Big Blue, the main boat on which he will eat and sleep when he is not swimming for about eight hours each day through waters infested with sharks and jellyfish.Water has loomed large in his life.I nearly drowned when I was 5 in a swimming pool in Belgium, Hooper told The Associated Press. Ever since ... Ive had this affinity with water. It was the calmest Ive ever felt.Hooper said he had a bout of depression about 3 1/2 years ago and decided to turn his life around for his daughter. So he looked to water.Nobody had swum a full ocean. More people have landed on the moon than have tried this, so at that point I thought maybe this is my calling, said Hooper. If I can inspire myself, other people and raise money for charity, why not do it?Inspired by British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Hooper said he hopes to motivate others, especially children, to swim.Funding for the expedition has taken time, and the launch was set back several times as various crew members dropped out and the boats faced mechanical issues.This will be a major achievement overall, said Nigel Taylor-Schofield, the captain of Big Blue. If anybody can accomplish this, it would be Ben. He is very determined.The crew, including a paramedic, will track the miles, and Hooper has said if he gets to Brazil with the help of currents, he will swim until he fulfills the full Atlantic mileage.The challenges, be it marine life, dehydration, and more, will be vast, but Hooper says his biggest fear is letting the team and his daughter down. Hell listen to a playlist on customized earphones that he said will include eurotrash music, Eminem and The Scripts Hall of Fame. Hooper will also wear various gear that helps camouflage him from sharks, and a tracking device so supporters can follow his nearly five-month swim online.Around 10:30 a.m. on the beach outside the Monaco Plage hotel in Dakar, Hooper and the crew were ready.See you in Brazil, he said, before eventually swimming off into the sunlit waters toward his goal.---http://www.swimthebigblue.com/--Follow Carley Petesch on Twitter at www.twitter.com/carleypetesch Cheap West Virginia Mountaineers Jerseys . A knee to the thigh might have stung him the most, but his sixth straight double-double made up for the brief burst of pain. Andrew Luck Stanford Jersey . 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The 36-year-old American also turned in the top time in Thursdays opening training session.Afghanistan cruised to a comfortable six-wicket win over Hong Kong to knock them out of the ICC World T20, and set-up a winner-takes-all qualifier against Zimbabwe on Saturday. Mohammad Nabi starred with the ball, taking 4-20 as Afghanistan restricted Hong Kong to just 116-6 from their 20 overs.Mohammad Shahzad then followed up his 61 in the win over Scotland with 41 from 40 balls, as Afghanistan made light work of their target, winning with two overs to spare to knock out Hong Kong.Hong Kong won the toss and chose to bat first on the Nagpur surface, making a strong start with openers Ryan Campbell (27) and Jamie Atkinson (16) putting on 40.The first wicket finally fell in the sixth over with Campbell very unfortunate to be bowled by Nabi as an attempted sweep looped up onto his helmet and then onto the stumps.Nabi struck again two balls later - Babar Hayat caught at midwicket - as Hong Kong lost four wickets for 21 runs, with Atkinson and Mark Chapman bowled by Rashid Khan and Gulbadin Naib respectively.Anshuman Rath hit an unbeaten 28 from 31 to steady the ship somewhat, but Naib added the wickets of Nizakat Khan and Kinchit Shah cheaply and Hong Kong couldnt up the scoring rate.ddddddddddddIn reply, Shahzad and Noor Ali (35) quietly accumulated a run-a-ball 30 from the first five overs for Afghanistan before Shahzad then went on the offensive, striking two huge sixes in the next two overs.Looking for another maximum in the 11th, Shahzad fell, holing out to long-off off Campbell, and a slightly sloppy Afghanistan began to lose a few wickets in search of a quick finish.Nabi - dropped on six by Kinchit - was bowled for 17 by Campbell after hitting back-to-back fours in the 15th over, while Noor was run out later in the same over.Nadeem Ahmed added the wicket of Shafiqullah - caught and bowled for three - before Afghanistan eventually secured the win with three Najibullah Zadran (17no off 9) fours in the 18th over.With only one qualification place from Group B through to the next round available, Afghanistan face the similarly unbeaten Zimbabwe in their final group game, with the winner advancing.Sky Sports is the only place you can watch all 35 games in 27 days of the 2016 ICC World T20. 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