Great Turtle Race: Giti Tires’ Champiro lies 7th

Galapagos - In the great Turtle Race, eleven leatherback turtles are swimming from Costa Rica to the Galapagos Islands. Each is sponsored, and Chinese tyre maker Giti Tires is sponsoring the large female leatherback named Champiro, after its tyre brand on sale in the US and elsewhere.

After two days Champiro is lying seventh, with 426 miles to go. The leaser, Windy, is 42 miles ahead, with 384 miles to go.

The race is designed to publicise the endangered species status of the leatherback turtle

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