The First Woman to Swim the English Channel Beat the Men’s Record by Two Hours

Winner of a special race from France to England, competed against another 11 male and four female contenders. This event encapsulates everything that Aeternum Fortis represents and we will be tracking his progress every step of the way.

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News World U. Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh arrives on Shakespeare Beach. New Zealand. Pugh, 48, is also inviting people to join him for sections of the swim and be a "voice for clean and healthy seas".

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Namespaces Article Talk. For a swim to be officially recognised, you must not be assisted by any kind of artificial aid — and you are only permitted to use goggles, one cap, a nose clip, ear plugs and one costume, that must be sleeveless and legless.

He said: Erik Karlsson left Saturday's game after re-tweaking his injured groin. This is not a long time in ecological terms, and yet I've seen the oceans change before my eyes. On his route, the campaigner and UN Patron of the Oceans will meet people to carry out beach cleans, organised by Surfers Against Sewage.

Wednesday 29 August He crossed from Dover to Cap Gris Nez in 22 hours and 35 minutes at his 16th bid. Mary Yeats. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Retrieved 13 November Pushing his body to the limit, the year-old had to make do with up to four hours of sleep a day as he swam between six and 12 miles every 24 hours. Though the straight-line distance is This is a list of notable successful swims across the English Channel.

And clearly, she had a very competitive streak. Our magic isn't perfect You can help our automatic cover photo selection by reporting an unsuitable photo. Type Solo Relay.

Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh completes English Channel challenge - BBC News

Thank you! Retrieved 13 September More stories. One of those to welcome Pugh home in Dover was Environment Secretary Michael Gove, who described the swimmer as a "modern day hero".

Pugh's approach to the English Channel is not the usual one, with most choosing instead to swim across it instead, tackling the and-a-bit miles between England and France.

Pugh swam the last of his mile epic after 49 days in the water , arriving at Shakespeare Beach on Wednesday afternoon. Visit our adblocking instructions page.

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Lewis Pugh 'has shown inspirational leadership and grit' Gove writes about Lewis Pugh's courage on his journey and how Britain will get its seas back after leaving the EU.