Kevin Murphy is the King of the Channel with 34 successful crossings of the English Channel under his belt. Kevin's crossings span from 1968 to 2006 and include 3 double-crossings, the earliest Channel crossing of the year (on May 29, 1990) and a 52 hour 30 minute triple-crossing attempt when he was ordered out of the water due to the weather. A journalist by profession, Kevin appeared on the 3-part TV series, The Great British Body on ITV1 because of his famed stamina and extraordinary open water swimming achievements.
Kevin was quoted as saying, "I revel in being the fat old bloke who surprises people."
Surprises people, yes. Inspires people, yes. Fat old bloke, not.
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