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Cancer survivor becomes first person to swim English Channel four times non-stop

first_img India Today Web Desk LondonSeptember 17, 2019UPDATED: September 17, 2019 14:00 IST America’s Sarah Thomas swam the English Channel for a record 4th time. (Twitter: Sally Bundock)HIGHLIGHTSSarah Thomas, 37, swam the English channel for the 4th timeSarah achieved the milestone after undergoing breast cancer treatment a year agoThe American achieved the 84-mile challenge in 54 hours and 13 minutesAmerica’s Sarah Thomas has become the first person to swim the English Channel four times non-stop. The ultra-marathon runner achieved the feat by finishing the 84-mile challenge in 54 hours and 13 minutes.Sarah Thomas’ milestone achievement comes a year after she completed her breast cancer treatment after having diagnosed with an aggressive form of disease in November 2017.After resgistering her name in the record books, the American celebrated her success with champagne and chocolates.Sarah began her challenge in the wee hours of Sunday and finished it about 06:30 BST on Tuesday as she dedicated her success to all the cancer survivors.Extraordinary, amazing, super-human!!! Just when we think we’ve reached the limit of human endurance, someone shatters the records. Huge congratulations to Sarah Thomas on swimming the English Channel 4x continuously!!! pic.twitter.com/kOa9QlereH— Lewis Pugh (@LewisPugh) September 17, 2019″I just can’t believe we did it.” Sarah was quoted as saying by BBC.”I’m pretty tired right now,” she said and added that she has planned to sleep for the day.”Every length had something that was really hard about it. Coming back from France the last time was definitely hard. It took forever and the current pushed me all over.”I got stung in the face by a jellyfish and it wasn’t as cold as I thought it might be but it was still chilly.”Only four swimmers had previously crossed the English Channel three times without stopping. Before Ms Thomas no-one had ever completed a fourth leg.advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow English Channel Next Cancer survivor becomes first person to swim English Channel four times non-stopSarah Thomas’ milestone achievement comes a year after she completed her breast cancer treatment having diagnosed with an aggressive form of disease in November 2017.advertisementlast_img

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