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Grantham strongman Ross Edgley breaks yet another record




Grantham strongman Ross Edgley yesterday has become the first British person to swim the length of Great Britain, completing the 900 mile distance from Lands’ End to John O’Groats in a record time of 62 days.

Ross is the second-ever person to complete the swim up Britain’s west coast. His time of 62 days is less than half of the 135 days, including 90 days of swimming, set by Zimbabwean adventurer Sean Conway in November 2013.

Speaking of the feat, Ross told sponsors Red Bull: “It’s a great feeling and a momentous achievement, but we can’t really celebrate it until we’ve reached the end of the Great British Swim! We’ve still got 600 miles to go to the end, so we’ll probably just have an extra slice of pizza or a nice cake as a team!”


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