Sarah Thomas, 37, a cancer survivor has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times in a row non-stop.
Sarah began the epic challenge in the early hours of Sunday and finished after more than 54 hours. The open water ultra marathon swimmer - who completed treatment for breast cancer a year ago - dedicated her swim to "all the survivors out there".
The swim was due to be about 80 miles but because of strong tides Ms Thomas ended up swimming closer to 130 miles.
Ms Thomas completed the final leg on Tuesday at about 06:30 BST.
THANK YOU SARAH!! What an amazing achievement!
Speaking to the BBC after she came ashore at Dover, she said: "I just can't believe we did it.
"I'm really just pretty numb. There was a lot of people on the beach to meet me and wish me well and it was really nice of them, but I feel just mostly stunned."
She said she planned to sleep for the day, adding: "I'm pretty tired right now."
Swimmer Lewis Pugh said in a tweet: "Just when we think we've reached the limit of human endurance, someone shatters the records."
I know of another swimmer Helen, who has inspired a collection of Bold Beanies chemo headwear who is also an incredible swimmer and inspires me every single day!!
To read more of the article on the BBC News online website here:
Share this post